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Benefits of Animal Assisted Support
The Major-General Lew MacKenzie Fund
Supporting Canadian Forces Members, Veterans, and Their Families
Consensus Standards - are going to the dogs?
Development of a National Standard of Canada for Service Dogs
Effectiveness of Psychiatric Service Dogs in the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder among Veterans
Development of Research Proposal and Registry to Evaluate the Potential Effectiveness of Psychiatric Service Dogs in Treating PTSD in Veterans
About Lewis MacKenzie, CM,O Ont,MSC and Bar, CD Major General (Ret'd.)
Lewis MacKenzie was born in Truro, N.S. During his thirty six year military career he served nine years in Germany with NATO forces and nine peacekeeping tours of duty in the Gaza Strip, Cyprus, Cairo, Vietnam, Central America and Sarajevo.In 1990 Lewis was appointed commander of the United Nation’s Observer mission in Central America. Two years later he was assigned to the United Nations Protection Force in Yugoslavia. In May of that year he created and assumed command of Sector Sarajevo and with a small contingent of soldiers from 31 countries opened the Sarajevo airport for the delivery of humanitarian aid during the height of the Bosnian civil war. As a result he became the first Canadian, military or civilian to be awarded a second Meritorious Service Cross.
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Corporate Sponsor for The Second Canadian Military Assistance Dog Summit (Agenda)
Military Mascots & Service Animals
Animals Serving at Home to Combat Operational Injuries
Not only have animals worked side-by-side with the military for centuries on the front-line they have also played a pivotal role as mascots, as well as aids such as service dogs. Dogs and horses, for example, help manage stress and the fallout of operational stress and related injuries.
The Canadian Foundation for Animal Assisted Support Services (CFAS) recognizes these significant relationships and how the human-animal bond improves quality of life. One of the first guide dogs was trained for a soldier in Germany who had lost his eyesight as a result of serving.
US Veternas Service Dog PTSD Research
Dogs Help Veterans With PTSD by Richard Zwolinski, LMGHC, CASAC & C.R. Zwolinski
Service Dogs for PTSD Department of Defense Certified Military Working Dog Trainer http://servicedogs4ptsd.com/