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A 10-year-old German boy who has been in a coma since birth may lose access to the dog that has been by his side for six years because authorities say the dog is dangerous, but a supportive public is calling for the dog to stay with the boy. #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-141846{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-141846, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-141846{width:520px;height:383px;display:block;} Dylan Gerzmehle was born in a persistent vegetative state. Although Dylan can't breathe without the assistance of medical equipment, he has found a best friend in Tascha, the 6-year-old Pit Bull who stays by Dylan's side. "When Tascha...

A disabled Army veteran in Burlington, N.J., says he suffered a "public humiliation" earlier this week, claiming that he was told he could not have his service dog with him in a pizza restaurant. Jeff Hall, 38, visited Rino's Pizzeria with his father for lunch on Veterans Day, but says the restaurant's owner, Salvatore "Rino" Massa, concerned over health standards, told Hall his dog was not allowed inside. #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-349822{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-349822, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-349822{width:520px;height:383px;display:block;} "I said, 'He's a service dog. It's no different than someone being in...

Have you or your family, friends, or coworkers benefited from the companionship of a service dog? These days, service animals provide a variety of benefits to aid the physical or mental impairments of their caretakers. Those who have psychiatric conditions are seemingly the most in need, with military veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) being at high risk for self-harm, including suicide. The Unites States Department of Veterans Affairs reports that every 65 minutes a veteran commits suicide. Additionally, a "study analyzing data from the National Comorbidity Survey, a nationally representative sample, showed that PTSD alone out of six anxiety diagnoses was...

A property owners association in Hobe Sound, Fla., has told one of its residents that he cannot keep his dog, but the man says POA rules do not apply because his dog is a service animal, not a pet. #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-832329{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-832329, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-832329{width:521px;height:383px;display:block;} Nick Spagnolo is a Navy veteran who served in Kuwait City and Somalia in the early 1990s, and is now disabled. Spagnolo brought home a Pit Bull named Scarlett last November to help him handle some of his ailments. "I've got some medical issues and Scarlett kind of alleviates a lot...

Animals on US Postage Stamps

Oops! Last time you bought stamps, you didn’t spring for Forever stamps. “I’m sure I’ll use all these before they expire,” you said, lying to yourself. Since then, of course, the U.S. Postal Service raised the price of stamps by another cent. No worries! That’s what 1-cent stamps are for.…

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