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October 1, 2014
WV county gets its own chapter of Pets for Patriots, pairing homeless pets with veterans, and possibly mitigating effects of PTSD in the process.
"Pet owners know the comfort and companionship having a dog or cat provides, but to some veterans, especially those with physical or mental wounds, owning a pet may be the difference between life and death. Recently, Jefferson County Animal Control entered into a partnership with Pets for Patriots, a nonprofit organization that matches veterans - active duty, reserves or retired - with at-risk shelter pets." -- Mary Stortstrom, Associated Press via the Washington Times