Veteran denied 3 transitional homes because of dog finds housing
Monday, June 16, 2014 12:00 AM
Honorably discharged U.S. Army veteran Don Horn said he was turned down by three Columbia-area transitional homes for veterans because of his dog, Moose.
Don Horn said he has always had and trained dogs and that working with Moose is motivating him.
(St. Claire Donaghy | Index-Journal)
But, he and Moose have found refuge at Kinard Manor of Greenwood.
Kinard Manor is a 10-bed transitional housing facility for homeless male veterans at 949 South Main St. Operating costs are funded through Veterans Affairs and Lutheran Services Carolinas.
John Penman, Kinard Manor program director, said, “Moose is our first four-legged client.”
“I don’t know if other facilities have extenuating circumstances that prevent them from taking someone with a dog, but I couldn’t think of a good reason to say no,” Penman said. “If it didn’t work out, Moose would have to leave, but he’s made everybody here happy.”
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