CAPTAIN LOUIE & K9 STAR

EMS K9 Team

PTSD: THE INVISIBLE WOUNDS

 

ABOUT US

Captain Louie Belluomini and his sidekick Star.  Captain Belluomini served in the Army for 9 years where he worked as a psychological operations specialist and military police officer.  He was honorably discharged as a Captain in 2015 after serving tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Star is a 4 year old golden retriever who was paired with Captain Belluomini by K-9s for Warriors, the largest K9/Veteran pairing in the United States. 

Captain Belluomini has worked as a paramedic in the local communities for the past 13 years. He currently works at Hanco EMS in Findlay, Ohio and as a paramedic at Putnam County EMS in Ottawa, Ohio. Louie has worked as a flight medic in his career and has deployed to Hurricane Katrina as a paramedic. Star is the first dog in the country to actively work on an ambulance with her handler.

Louie is married to his wonderful and supporting wife Jessica and together they have a son, Silvio who was born in November 2016. Louie and Jessica were married in in 2015 when Louie was struggling with his PTSD issues severally, but Jessica stood by him through every step of it all and has helped provide awareness to the struggles that PTSD brings, but also and more importantly provides a voice for the struggles that the loved ones deal with as well.  Jessica currently works as a nurse and case manager.

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OUR WORK

Raising awareness about PTSD and service animals.

We fight for those that can't fight for themselves.

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SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Louie and Star have traveled the country inspiring and opening minds about PTSD.  If you are interested in having Louie and Star speak in your area, click here to learn more. 

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K9'S FOR WARRIORS AMBASSADOR 

Ambassador for K9's For Warriors. If you would like to know more about the program or a presentation, you can contact Louie and Star or K9's For Warriors directly at: (904) 686-1956 or at their website: www.k9sforwarriors.com 

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BOOKS

Coming soon!

 
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Louie and Star were featured in the documentary, "A New Leash on Life, The K9s for Warriors Story".  The film can be viewed on Amazon Prime or purchased at www.anewleashonlifemovie.com. Amazon has also made this documentary into a series where you can view Louie and Star’s journey in their own episode. The film has won 5 Emmy awards and 3 Telly awards.

Initial Interview Upon Return From K9's For Warriors in 2016

CH.13 ABC News Toledo

WFIN News Findlay

Alex Parker Morning News

University of Findlay

 
 

Louie, Star and Jessica all give hope to those people and families suffering from PTSD.  They are able to speak from an intimate level because they are living their message every day.  It is fresh in their minds and hearts, and that shows when you speak with them.  By raising awareness, they are opening new avenues of healing for themselves and others.  Everyone is able to benefit from what they have to teach.

-Holly Schornik
 

CONTACT US

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CAPTAIN LOUIE AND K9 STAR

Louie@CaptainLouieandStar.com

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