Island Packet | New Beaufort County group aims to save veterans by saving shelter dogs

Save a shelter dog, save a veteran: That’s the goal of the new Beaufort County organization Operation Saving Jake.

Founder Justine Crowell of Port Royal wants to train abandoned dogs to be service animals for veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder or other disabilities, and her idea isn’t just a theory.

She has lived it, first with her own rescue dog, Maximus, then with her late fiancé, Air Force member Jacob Thompson.

Read the rest of my story on Operation Saving Jake.