April 24, 2015 – MENLO PARK, Calif. (KTVU) – It’s a program that’s helping veterans heal by connecting them with service dogs. On Saturday, the program will celebrate two years of helping injured veterans.
A Labrador retriever named Luke is on a mission to become a service dog for a wounded warrior. His trainer Charles Cotton is a U.S. Navy veteran from San Francisco who served in the Vietnam War. Cotton is also recovering from substance abuse.
“In the little time I’ve known Luke,” said Cotton. “Luke showed me more control than I’ve showed myself in a long time.”