PRISON DOG PROGRAMS ~ HELPING PRISONERS TO HELP OTHERS

SR PAULINE QUINN OP srpauline@bpofcourage.org BRIDGES AND PATHWAYS OF COURAGE.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

PRISON DOG PROGRAM SAGO PALM WORK CAMP ~ PAHOKEE, FLORIDA

Major Lori Kibler on left ~Warden Robert Shannon on right ~ trainers and pups

This is a NEW HORIZONS SERVICE DOG program in partnership with the Florida Department of Corrections where the inmates are doing a public service by helping to train future service dogs to help the disabled.

There are many disabled who waiting for a service dog to assist them and with the inmates help, more dogs are able to be ready to partner with someone who needs a dog to assist them.

Patty Armfield, an experienced dog trainer, comes twice a week to the prison to help the inmates learn dog training skills. She is teaching all aspects of dog care, which could lead further to employment once released. Her work is very much appreciated.

We need many items for this program: dog grooming supplies, crates, towels, dog toys, gift cards to buy dog food, plastic dog gates, leashes. A list of items can be obtained by contacting Janet Severt at New Horizons ~ 386 456-0408

JANET, PATTY AND THE TRAINERS



PATTY TEACHING THE MEN HOW TO CARE FOR THEIR DOG.

THEY ARE INTERESTED AND LEARN QUICKLY






LEARNING HOW TO GROOM THEIR PUPS




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