Seven-year-old Cleo was rescued two years ago by her dog dad, Scott. She had been used as a breeder dog and lived alone in a yard with little interaction. Scott is proud to report that Cleo passed the therapy dog international certification program – which usually takes two to three hours – in just 20 minutes, and she has worked with Scott as a hospital’s pet therapy volunteer, mainly on the Oncology/Hospice floor, for more than a year.
“Major Butch,” a therapy dog with the 219th Medical Detachment (Combat Operational Stress Control) concludes her tour in Afghanistan at Bagram Air Field, Feb. 1. The 85th Med. Det. (COSC) from Fort Bliss, Texas, assumes the various 219th missions at the transfer of authority ceremony held here today. (DoD photo by Maj. Charles Patterson, Task Force MED-A Public Affairs/Released)