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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  • by Bri Location: Elkin on Feb 22, 2009 at 12:48 PM
    I belive this program is wonderful, more prions need to take part in this program. It realy helps the inmates learn how to care for someone other than theirselfs
  • by DogOwner Location: Tallahassee on Feb 5, 2009 at 07:57 AM
    This is a wonderful organization. Doing great things to help our pet population, and to help rehabilitate our prisioners at the same time.
  • by Tim on Feb 5, 2009 at 06:38 AM
    They need sledge hammers, shackles and chains instead of poochies. They need to learn how to work, discipline and the fact if you do enough to go to prison then it's not going to be fun, a break from everyday life or a place to go and get your teeth fixed or repaired on the taxpayers money. Full dental $4.00, surgery on your heart $4.00
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