CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012
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(Dallas: Anna Werner) A threat to a practice in which support groups and volunteer trainer provide psychological service dogs to soldiers for free featured; details given about the Army policy that now requires a panel review and only approves dogs from providers accredited by Assistance Dogs International. [Army Spc. David BANDROWSKY- recounts how Benny stopped him from shooting himself.] [Trainer Debbie KANDOLL- says within 2 weeks of placing a soldier with a service dog they no longer are considering suicide.] [Army doctor Col. Ted CIESLAK- says he doesn’t see this as an obstruction to soldiers getting the animals they need; objects to the Ft. Bliss policy of dogs being a last resort.]
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