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Providing Assistance Dogs

to those who have served and sacrificed

Assistance Dog Programs

Service Dogs

Trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability.

Therapy Dogs

Therapy animals provide people with therapeutic contact, usually in a clinical setting, to improve their physical, social, emotional, and/or cognitive functioning.

Emotional Support Animals

These support animals provide companionship, relieve loneliness, and sometimes help with depression, anxiety, and certain phobias, but do not have special training to perform tasks that assist people with disabilities.

For the one's who need it most.

By providing Assistance Dogs to veterans and first responders that are diagnosed with emotional and psychological conditions, Louisiana Warriors Unleashed will improve the quality of life of our Nation’s Heroes and deserving animals.

The Five Signs

of emotional suffering

Personality Change

Sudden or gradual changes in the way someone typically behaves.

Agitation

When someone seems uncharacteristically angry, agitated, or moody.

Withdrawal

Withdrawn or isolated from other people; pulling away from family and friends.

Poor Self-care

When someone has stopped taking care of themselves and may engage in risky behavior.

Hopelessness

Seem overcome with hopelessness and overwhelmed by their circumstances.

Recognizing and treating someone who's suffering is very important!

CONNECT, REACH OUT, INSPIRE HOPE, & OFFER HELP

Important Resources

for finding help

Veteran's Crisis Line

1.800.273.TALK (8255) 

www.veteranscrisisline.net

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

1.800.622.HELP (4357) 

www.samhsa.gov

VA Health Care

1.877.222.VETS (8387) 

www.va.gov/health

PTSD Coach Online Apps

www.ptsd.va.gov/PTSD/apps/ptsdcoachonline

Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain Injury

www.dcoe.mil

VA Vet Center Program

www.vetcenter.va.gov

Home Grown

Louisiana Warriors Unleashed is based out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Our area of operations consist of East & West Baton Rouge Parishes, Ascension Parish, St. James Parish, St. John Parish, Jefferson Parish, Orleans Parish, St. Tammany Parish, Tangipahoa Parish, Washington Parish, and Livingston Parish. We will accept clients from other areas on a case by case basis, and as funding will allow.

100% Humane

All animals involved in our programs are sourced from shelters.

Uniting COMPANIONS who need a HOME,

With HEROES who need a COMPANION.

Our Sponsors

How to Sign Up

Download our client questionnaire, fill it out and email it to info@LAWarriorsUnleashed.org

or fill out the contact form bellow to reach us

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Our team

Co-Founder & Executive Director

Jesse Walls

C0-founder & treasurer

Misty Walls

President

Mark Kirby

Vice-President

Vacant

Officer

Allen Busby

Officer & LSU Business consultant

Kenneth Martin

Officer

Jessie LeBlanc

Officer & Certified peer support specialist

Tonja Miles

Officer

A.J. Lemoine

Officer

Laurie Drummond

Officer & CPDT-KA

Patrick Ransom

Officer & CPDT-ka,cnwi

Carolyn Kernor

Officer & Volunteer Development & Marketing Adviser

Ashlin Nicosia

Accredited

501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization

 Tax ID Number: 834145049

Service Dogs

A service animal means any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. Tasks performed can include, among other things, pulling a wheelchair, retrieving dropped items, alerting a person to a sound, reminding a person to take medication, or pressing an elevator button.

Federal agencies that regulate S.D.’s:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Fair Housing Act (FHA)

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA)

Service animals – For evidence that an animal is a service animal, air carriers may ask to see identification cards, written documentation, presence of harnesses or tags, or ask for verbal assurances from the individual with a disability using the animal. If airline personnel are uncertain that an animal is a service animal, they may ask one of the following:

1: What tasks or Functions does your animal perform for you?

2: What has your animal been trained to do for you?

3: Would you describe how the animal performs this task for you?

Therapy Dogs

Even though some states have laws defining therapy animals, these animals are not limited to working with people with disabilities and therefore are not covered by federal laws protecting the use of service animals.  Therapy animals provide people with therapeutic contact, usually in a clinical setting, to improve their physical, social, emotional, and/or cognitive functioning.

Emotional Support Animal

Emotional Support Animals or Comfort Animals are often used as part of a medical treatment plan as therapy animals, they are not considered service animals under the ADA. These support animals provide companionship, relieve loneliness, and sometimes help with depression, anxiety, and certain phobias, but do not have special training to perform tasks that assist people with disabilities.

Federal agencies that regulate E.S.A.’s:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Fair Housing Act (FHA)

Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA)

Individuals who travel with emotional support animals or psychiatric service animals may need to provide specific documentation to establish that they have a disability and the reason the animal must travel with them. Individuals who wish to travel with their emotional support or psychiatric animals should contact the airline ahead of time to find out what kind of documentation is required.

Examples of documentation that may be requested by the airline: Current documentation (not more than one year old) on letterhead from a licensed mental health professional stating (1) the passenger has a mental health-related disability listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV); (2) having the animal accompany the passenger is necessary to the passenger’s mental health or treatment; (3) the individual providing the assessment of the passenger is a licensed mental health professional and the passenger is under his or her professional care; and (4) the date and type of the mental health professional’s license and the state or other jurisdiction in which it was issued.16 This documentation may be required as a condition of permitting the animal to accompany the passenger in the cabin.