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Tails wag for second Operation K9 Graduation

Operation K9 – the RSL’s assistance dog initiative for veterans afflicted with post-traumatic stress and anxiety disorders – has celebrated its second graduating class. Five dogs, and their equally well trained new owners, received their diplomas after intensive instruction from the Royal Society for the Blind (RSB) training team. It’s an expensive enterprise, made possible…

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Operation K9 dogs graduating December 10

Operation K9 – the RSL’s assistance dog initiative for veterans afflicted with post-traumatic stress and anxiety disorders – is growing fast. Eight dogs, and their equally well trained new owners, are graduating after intensive instruction from the Royal Society for the Blind (RSB) team. It’s an expensive enterprise, made possible by public donations and by sponsorship from…

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Operation K9 releases 5th assistance dog

A new program where ‘man’s best friend’ works to ease Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms is proving to be life-changing for Australian Defence Force (ADF) returning veterans like Chris Rapson. Operation K9, a joint program between the Royal Society for the Blind (RSB) and the Returned & Services League (RSL-SA), pairs specially trained dogs…

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Gunner Murray Enlists

Murray the Operation K9 Labrador has enlisted with the Royal Australian Artillery and has been posted to serve with the 16th Air Land Regiment (16 ALR) at Woodside. Sworn in with one paw on a Bible, Murray was awarded the rank of gunner, the equivalent of a private. 16 ALR will have informal access to Murray,…

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