Disabled veteran receives assistance dog
A disabled veteran got a new four-legged friend in Medford Friday to help him remain independent.
Marine Cpl. Matt Raible, a disabled Vietnam veteran, received a new assistance dog, named Jason, who recently graduated from the Canine Companions for Independence Program.
"These dogs give me the independence that I need, and the companionship," said Raible. "I live by myself. And the animal is the biggest assistance that you could ever think of."
For nearly 40 years, the nonprofit has been providing highly trained assistance dogs to adults and children with disabilities free of charge.
Jason is a 2-year-old yellow lab.