A conversation With Michael Jernigan & Judy Bordignon, about Southeast Guide Dogs' Paws For Patriots

02/13/13 Duncan Strauss
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Michael Jernigan & Judy Bordignon–staff members at Southeastern Guide Dogs; she’s the trainer for Veteran Service Dogs And Facility Therapy Dogs, he’s the Community Outreach Coordinator–discuss how the Palmetto, Florida based facility launched its Paws For Patriots program to serve veterans. Jernigan, who helped create the program, describes how Southeastern initially expanded its fundamental service of providing guide dogs to people with visual impairments (something it’s been doing since 1982) to veterans. He also explains how Paws For Patriots evolved to include veteran service dogs, which are paired with veterans experiencing symptoms of PTSD. www.GuideDogs.org

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