In the News

April 3, 2014 KION Operation Freedom Paws Helps Local Vets with PTSD
April 3, 2014 Santa Cruz Sentinel Presentation Explains Role of Service Dogs
February 24, 2014 Al Jazeera America Deciphering Dogs: Psychiatric Service Dogs
February 14, 2014 San Jose Mercury News New service dog for San Jose veteran after loss of beloved Lobo

2013

September 23, 2013 KMTV The Better Part – Operation Freedom Paws
August 22, 2013 San Jose Mercury News Lobo, service dog for wounded San Jose veteran, found dead, group reports
April, 2013 Townhall Magazine Honoring the Leaders Among Us
February 28, 2013 On the Move, AbleCable.org Services & Canines for PTSD Vets
January 4, 2013 Gilroy Dispatch City to honor local dog trainer

2012

December 3, 2012 Gilroy Dispatch Mary Cortani still a ‘Hero’ in Gilroyans’ eyes
December 2, 2012 CNN CNN Top 10 Hero: Mary Cortani, Community Crusader
November 23, 2012 Gilroy Dispatch CNN, “Glee” actress visit Gilroy’s ‘Hero of the Year’ finalist
October 24, 2012 Los Altos Town Crier Operation Freedom Paws : Veteran, canine bond holds healing power for both
August 22, 2012 Gilroy Dispatch,
Morgan Hill Times
Local dog trainer should be ‘CNN Hero of the Year,’ supporters say
June 8, 2012 CNN Man’s best friend helping war veterans heal
May 26, 2012 Bowl.com California Bowler Gives Back to Veterans
February 27, 2012 Union Democrat
(Sonora, CA)
Program pairs canines with suffering former servicemembers
February 16, 2012 Gilroy Patch Mary Cortani, An American Red Cross Hero

2011

November 11, 2011 Gilroy Dispatch Best friend for a military vet
September 21, 2011 YouTube Napa County Red Cross Heroes 2011: Mary Cortani Animal Category Hero
May 29, 2011 Napa Valley Register Service dogs help war vets find the path home

2010

October 6, 2010 Gilroy Dispatch A veteran’s best friend