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Organizing "Paws in Prison"

By: Blaine Tolison Email
By: Blaine Tolison Email

It's called "Paws in Prison," a program that puts inmates in charge of training dogs to get them ready for adoption. Wednesday night, organizers got together at Cabo's to show residents how they can get involved too. Volunteers are being recruited to take dogs to the vet, bring in fundraiser dollars, drive dogs to their new owners and more.

Some of the residents at Wednesday night's get together are people who have adopted from "Paws in Prison" themselves. John Flanagan, a "Paws in Prison" pet owner, said the dog his family adopted has been a great pet. "Like all of the dogs in "Paws in Prison," they come to you already trained, so the rate of dogs being sent back to the shelter because families can't deal with them should be lowered."

To find out more about "Paws in Prison" click on the the link to the program's web site below.


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