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‘She is the best life present I could’ve ever received’: Rescued dog becomes a K9 companion

Ponte Vedra, Fla. — K9′s for Warriors got a call in June from Marion County Animal Control Services about an animal cruelty case.

The organization sent a team to see if any of the 31 pups seized could be candidates to work as service dogs.

Four of them showed great potential, even though they were in bad shape.

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That includes Moly, who met her companion, Quinton Loving, right before Christmas.

“She is the best life present I could’ve ever received and she is just... she means everything to me,” Loving said. “She means more to me than anything I can think of and most importantly she’s given me my life back.”

Loving is a Marine who said when he returned from combat, he found daily life nearly impossible.

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His PTSD symptoms left him feeling anxious and unsafe while doing everyday activities.

He received the “gift of living” he said, thanks to his new service dog, Moly.

She gives him the confidence to do the things he’s been avoiding for nearly a decade after service.

Loving said, “Me and Moly, we’re going to do a lot of camping. We’re going to do a lot of exploring, you know. I’ll be able to go do things that normally I wouldn’t do without her that’s for sure. Just get out there and enjoy life.”

K9′s for Warriors serves veterans by providing them with service dogs at no cost.

Shari Duval founded the organization in 2011.

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