Schertz UMC hosted a dog adoption event in junction with Operation Battle Buddies on March 26. Operation Battle Buddies is a ministry that provides service dogs to military veterans suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
Mrs. Kathy Golliher, who raises Black Labrador retriever dogs, presented 4 puppies that were donated to veterans who have completed an OBB application and are in treatment for their PTSD.
Kathy, in keeping with tradition, named the first litter of puppies in honor of a fallen hero, Cody Board, Private 1st Class, assigned to the Apache Unit 1st Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment. Cody, a friend of Mrs. Golliher's son, was 19 years old when he was killed during deployment to Afghanistan in June 2010.
Cody’s father, Chris, gave a short narrative about his son, sharing that Cody always wanted to join the military to serve his country. As a ministry under Schertz United Methodist Church, Cody’s litter and future litters will be offered to veterans for the treatment of PTSD.
Donations to support this ministry can be sent to Schertz United Methodist Church 3460 Roy Richard Dr., Schertz, Tx. 78154 or schertzumc.com/giving.