CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — For some returning veterans, normal moments in everyday life can be monumental challenges.

On Long Island, shelter dogs are being trained to serve those who have served the nation, giving both a second chance at life, CBS2’s Kristine Johnson reported.

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CBS 2 was with Air Force veteran Jason Sexton when he met Jet, a 1-year-old lab mix rescued from a kill shelter, for the first time about a month ago. Since then, Jet has been by Sexton’s side as his service dog.

“I’ve been praying and hoping for this day,” he said.

Sexton spent 12 years on active duty, part of that time just outside of Afghanistan. He said civilian life has been more challenging than he expected since leaving the service two years ago.

“I realized things in my life were getting out of control,” he said.

So Sexton reached out to Paws for…

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