Vets and Pets event raises awareness for PTSD and animal therapy

Posted at 8:12 PM, May 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-01 20:47:12-04


The tradition of pets helping veterans deal with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) goes all the way back to WWII when a stray dog was adopted by military personnel and assisted doctors and nurses in a hospital.

Since then, animal therapy has had tremendous results for veterans with PTSD.

According to a study done by the Human-Animal Bond Research Institute, people with PTSD that were exposed to animal therapy saw a reduction in depression, PTSD symptom severity, and anxiety.

The event held Saturday aimed to help local veterans hook up with local organizations to receive emotional support from animal therapy.

The event was Saturday at the Corpus Christi Harley Davidson