This riveting film takes viewers behind the scenes of what it is like to rehabilitate dogs with PTSD. The hero, quite literally, of this story, is the dog who started it all. To save Dakota’s life, K9 PTSD Center was established. James Lamonte, the director, began to rigorously study the condition, create a serene environment, and develop a comprehensive training plan to help Dakota recover. The K9 PTSD Center, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established with two goals in mind: to heal the K9 heroes that served in the military and with law enforcement, and to research Canine PTSD (C-PTSD) so that these four-legged veterans can benefit from healing therapies.
This event will benefit the K9 PTSD Center in Seekonk, Massachusetts and The SGT. Sean M. Gannon K-9/Police Officer Training Facility.
After the screening of the film, there will be a panel discussion with James Lamonte, director of Healing Dakota and founder of the K9 PTSD Center. Chief of Police in Yarmouth, Kevin Lennon, K9 Officer Mike Kramer, Retired Chief of Police Frank Frederickson and Retired Deputy Chief of Police Steven Xiarhos, will join James in a discussion about the intense work of K9’s and the harrowing work they confront every day along with their handlers. PTSD does not just affect the officer; the K9 heroes carry the emotional trauma as well. In the face of the Nero Law having come to fruition with massive support from legislators, The Nero Law is being actively engaged in Massachusetts. The audience will learn about the need for ambulance transportation for police K9’s when they are injured in the line of duty.
Join us in support of K9 Heroes who served in the military and with law enforcement. You will also be supporting the K9 PTSD Center and The SGT. Sean M. Gannon K-9/Police Officer Training Facility in Yarmouth.