Companions For Heroes Comes To North Texas

Companions For Heroes Comes To North Texas
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FARMERS BRANCH (CBS 11 NEWS) – Jason Allen doesn’t shy away from telling his story.

“I was on a lot of medications. Nothing worked,” he explained. Allen is a Plano resident and veteran with the U.S. Marine Corps. He also endures post-traumatic stress disorder. He tried a variety of methods of easing his outbursts, anger and stress. He says a little dog in a shelter changed it all.

“He just sat there, and I said, I have to take him home,” Allen recounted. The dog would become a partner and friend, and Allen became a spokesman for Companions for Heroes. The program matches adoptive pets at area animal shelters with military members, law enforcement personnel and paramedics who’ve faced traumatic stress disorder.

For the first time…