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Searching for more than just a companion

Michael Serreyn is fighting a battle within and hopes to soon find some help living day to day from a psychiatric service dog.

June 28, 2014
By Jenna Stoutland , Marshall Independent

MARSHALL - Service dogs have been around for helping people with physical disabilities since the 1920s. However, psychiatric service dogs have only been available since the 1990s. Similar to dogs that can help the blind or deaf, there are also dogs who are trained to help people with psychological disorders. These dogs are often used to give the owner a sense of reassurance and comfort when they are experiencing difficulty with their disabilities.



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