One of our volunteers asked if the Lycoming County SPCA would donate a dog to TADSAW (Train a dog save a warrior). It is an effort to help our service men by providing them with a companion. Below is an email we received from a recipient. Situations like this is why we come to work every day.
"We are the recipients of the dog you knew as Atlas (now named Alistair). He was the dog you donated to TADSAW (Train a dog save a warrior a division of Penny’s from heaven). Iohanna was the one that you dealt with and she said you would like to have an update. So I have attached two photos of my husband and Alistair. His training is still in progress to become a full service animal, but for the first time in over a year my husband was able to stay in a grocery store long enough to complete my whole list. This may not seem like much to many, but because of his PTSD for him it is huge. My husband served in Operation Joint Endeavor in Bosnia and has not been the same since. We would like to say thank you to each and everyone one of your employees and volunteers. Without your generous donation of sweet Alistair my husband would not be making the progress that he is. So, thank you does not seem nearly enough and we wish we could do so much more. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts."