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Canines for services gives veteran new sense of freedom

NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - The national program called, "Canines for Service" helps give veterans a life unleashed.

The dogs are trained at the Naval Consolidated Brig Charleston (NCBC) and given to veterans with disabilities.

Thursday morning marked that special day for Sergeant Sean Knapp and his new black lab Bosor.

Bosor is just one of the nearly dozen of dogs every year that are rescued from local animal shelters, trained at the NCBC by prisoners and given to service members in need.

Having served in the US army for 6 years, suffering from PTSD, Sergeant Knapp says Bosor will help give him the freedom he's lost and provide him the ability to move forward with his life.

Bosor is 19 months, and went through 12 months of training at the NCBC.

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