This program is no longer under the Bridges and Pathways of Courage non profit organization..Sr Pauline Quinn
October 20, 2015
Wisconsin Inmates at Oshkosh Correctional Institution training PTSD dogs to assist Victims of Crime and Veterans Who live in Wisconsin
Bria, the first puppy for the Pathways of Courage prison dog program, helping wounded Vets and Victims of Crime who have PTSD.
After many years of wanting to help people who have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Judy Smith, the Warden of Oshkosh Correctional in Wisconsin has agreed that the Pathways of Courage team can start planning their program. The inmates will train dogs for specific skills to help those traumatized, through war, crime, other types of trauma.
The inmates are excited about helping people who have this type of disability. We are starting a web page and a blog to further help society understand Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and to show you in pictures in what we are trying to accomplish.
Having inmates giving back to victims of crime is a huge acknowledgement that they want to give back to help others. The inmates and staff are excited about helping the Veterans coming back from war that have developed this brain based disorder, which sometimes disrupts their life forever.
Here are the pictures of three new puppies that are coming to the program... we are very excited that they have been donated to us. Abe and Abel Standard Poodles by Kathy Esio-King Jacknic Standard Poodles in Michigan and Bria from Lindsay Chlopek of Grandville German Shepherds from Illinois. Thank you so much. We are so excited.
Donations to help us, sponsor a dog in training, grooming and training supplies are needed and if anyone can help, please contact:
Sister Pauline Quinn
Bridges and Pathways of Courage
1230 10th Ave
1230 10th Ave
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54304
THE FIRST DOG TRAINED
OSHKOSH INMATES FOR
PATHWAYS OF COURAGE
We are a non profit 501 c/3 organization Bridges and Pathways of Courage http://www.bpofcourage.org