People form incredible bonds with their service animals since they rely on them to guide them, notify them before a medical emergency, or even calm their owner down during a panic attack.
A local South Carolina firefighter had an amazing bond with his service dog named Rudy, but knew there were others who needed help more than he did and decided to donate Rudy to Canine Angels Service Dogs, an organization that trains service dogs for veterans and first responders with PTSD, illness, or even loneliness.
Soon after the organization took in Rudy, firefighter James Gidden reached out to find a service dog since he had been diagnosed with PTSD a few months before and was struggling to cope. His doctors prescribed him medications, but they weren’t working.
“I don’t want to mask the symptoms. I don’t want to mask the outbreaks. I want to make sure that I get healed some way, and I feel like with this dog, I’m not going to be 100% but my life can get normal and I can get off those medicines,” Gidden said.
Watch the entire video below to see the amazing reason this firefighter decided to give away his beloved service dog.
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