PTSD, or post traumatic stress disorder, is a major problem for troops coming back from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Some veterans who repeatedly experience extreme trauma in war zones suffer actual physiological changes – that help them survive in war, but don’t serve them at home.
Now a non-profit group called Patriot Rovers trains rescue golden retrievers and gives them to veterans with PTSD and traumatic brain injuries. This report from North Carolina shows how these remarkable dogs are helping veterans get their lives back. Two service dogs from Patriot Rovers are with veterans here on Cape Cod.