Veterans Struggling After Sexual Assault Increasingly Turn To Service Dogs

Michel, joined on the couch by longtime pet Blade and service dog Lizzy, says at least three male service members assaulted or molested her between 1990 and 2005.

Though the VA provides veterinary benefits for service dogs assigned to people with physical disabilities, it does not currently recognize psychiatric service dogs for treatment.

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