At the Ontario SPCA Annual Educational Conference this year, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Medric Cousineau and his service dog Thai to hear their story.
“Cous” graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada in 1983 and went on to earn his Wings as an Air Navigator and subsequently became an Anti-Submarine Warfare Specialist on Seaking’s.
In 1986 ‘Cous” was injured in a daring Air Sea Rescue 500 miles off the coast of Newfoundland. The rescue resulted in his being awarded the Star of Courage and developing serious PTSD.
In August of 2012, he found his service dog Thai, a highly trained specialist who helps him with his PTSD. She inspired the Paws Fur Thought Initiative that has seen over 50 more veterans paired with their service dogs.
To listen to the full podcast, and hear more of his story, follow this link, OR listen below.