Vets and pets benefit each other

March 11, 2011 | 1:19 p.m. CST
A program designed to mutually benefit Central Missouri Humane Society shelter dogs and combat veterans affected by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) began March 7. Veterans involved in the Veterans & Shelter Dogs Initiative, created by the MU Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction, will be training dogs to perform basic commands in hopes of fighting PTSD and improving the animals’ chances of adoption.