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Maurice Bones-Drew, "Mojo" for short, is the Jaguars' golden retriever rookie teammate. Mojo joins the Jaguars while in training with K9s For Warriors, the nation's largest provider of Service Dogs for military veterans suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma. This season, Mojo will be training in and around Jaguars events and on game day, learning skills such as alerting his owner to someone approaching, easing anxiety and hypervigilance, and, of course, offering unconditional love and support.
Voted on by fans in an online contest, Maurice Bones-Drew is named after legendary Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew who played eight seasons for the Jaguars, rushed for 8,176 yards and 68 TDs from 2006-13. Jones-Drew was a three-time Pro Bowl selection, and his 81 TDs stand as the most in franchise history.
About K9s For Warriors
Determined to end veteran suicide, K9s For Warriors is the nation's largest provider of trained Service Dogs to military veterans suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma. With most dogs coming from high-kill rescue shelters, this innovative program allows the K9/Warrior team to build an unwavering bond that facilitates their collective healing and recovery. This treatment method is backed by scientific research (from Purdue University's OHAIRE Lab) demonstrating Service Dogs' ability to help mitigate their veteran's symptoms of PTSD while simultaneously restoring their confidence and independence. Founded in 2011 as a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, K9s For Warriors remains committed to bringing widespread awareness to veterans' mental health and contributing to policy-level reform.
The organization's facilities include: K9s For Warriors National Headquarters (Ponte Vedra, FL) Davis Family Mega Kennel (Ponte Vedra, FL) Gold Family Campus (Alachua, FL) Petco Love K9 Center (San Antonio, Texas) and K9s For Warriors at Heidi's Village (Phoenix, AZ).