An assistance dog meets his friend for life, a former soldier, thanks to an association

A former soldier was marked by his deployment in Afghanistan, years after his return to civilian life. To help him overcome this ordeal, an association gave him an assistance dog.

Cory Klitzing was luckier than many of his comrades in returning alive from Afghanistan, but he did not return home, to Vandalia in Illinois, totally unscathed. His deployment in 2008 left a deep impression on him psychologically.

However, since Thursday July 14, 2022, he can count on the precious and infallible support of Major, his new friend. The latter is a one-year-old German Shepherd, officially become his service dog, reported The Leader Union.

Illustration of the article: A service dog meets his friend for life, a former soldier, thanks to an association
The Leader Union

A magnificent meeting made possible by the team of Red Leg Techan association helping traumatized soldiers such as Cory Klitzing.

To join the latter and discover his new home, Major made a very long journey; 2 days on the road and as many drivers who took turns and having crossed several States. A journey softened by the presence of the dog’s favorite toy, a green hippopotamus.

When the canine arrived, he and Cory Klitzing spent a long time sitting side by side on the stairs in front of the house. Their friendship started from there.

Illustration of the article: A service dog meets his friend for life, a former soldier, thanks to an association
The Leader Union

Jennifer Sandifordvolunteer at Red Leg Techexplains that the association was founded by 2 army veterans, who also had German Shepherds and thus were able to see how wonderful these dogs are.

“Be the best dog dad”

Cory Klitzing had just served with the husband of Jennifer Sandiford within the National Guard. When she learned that the organization had a dog that had just completed its apprenticeship, she immediately thought of him.

In addition to training service dogs, Red Leg Tech helps ex-servicemen in a number of ways, including financially when they can’t make ends meet.

Cory Klitzinghe was only in a hurry, it was to take Major at the park and other fun places. ” I just hope to be the best dog dad I can be he says.

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Illustration of the article: A service dog meets his friend for life, a former soldier, thanks to an association
The Leader Union

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