Gowanda veteran and postal worker and canine helper honored for dedication

Gowanda, NY – A postal service worker for 25 years, Jensen spent many years without the support of a service dog. When the Pawsitive for Heroes-WNY Heroes, Inc. program launched in 2014, it gave him hope.

Jensen said he had been reading about service dogs helping veterans for a while, but wasn’t sure how well a service dog would fit with postal work. While attending a StrOlean event, he talked to a couple of representatives from the Pawsitive for Heroes program.

“It got me interested and I applied for a dog in January,” he said. “The application asked what type of breed I was looking for. I walk 10 to 12 miles a day delivering mail, so I needed a bigger dog that could do the challenge.”

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