Puppies Behind Bars

November 11, 2009 USA Today page 15A has an article about inmates in New York State Prison, Otisville who train dogs to assist combat veterans. They've been doing this since 1997, have run 600 dogs through the program and released approximately 350 into service with vets. Mega kudos to Otisville Prison and the inmates involved in this program!:)

It's a great thing all the way around. It rehabs the prisoners too. Here's the link. Thanks for posting this!
http://www.usatoday.com/life/lifestyle/pets/2009-11-10-prison-puppies_N.htm

Houston

What a wonderful story and great deed. I really enjoy hearing about the positive things some people do in their lives, after living a very negative and bad life in their past.
This is a good one..

I've read articles on this before, and like the idea of the program alot.

Although honestly, when I saw the title of the thread I figured it was nobarkus posting funny pictures of puppies in striped uniforms behind prison bars. :D:D

Nemo: Don't give him any encouragement….he's probably surfing for a photo you described right now...:D

@Nemo:

I've read articles on this before, and like the idea of the program alot.

Although honestly, when I saw the title of the thread I figured it was nobarkus posting funny pictures of puppies in striped uniforms behind prison bars. :D:D

😃

Good one Dan. There is a lot of heart in thoses guys and the dogs they are working with. Great.

Rita Jean

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