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World’s only animal shelter located in the grounds of a prison — 5 Comments

  1. To me this is one of the best programs out there. It seems to be a win-win situation. The animals have a place to interact and have a human companion and the prisoner gain some self worth in caring and training the animal. The prisoner feels a sense of purpose and at the same time realizes there is more to life than crime. It is my belief that people that commit crimes are seeking attention in some way and having the responsibility of caring for a dog that gives him or her the love they are both seeking is heart warming.

  2. I think it’s especially great that some ex-inmates are now training to be vet techs. This is a real success story for the programme.

    I’ve seen programmes on TV before where inmates groom, train and socialise young dogs for local rescues. I think there are a number of prisons operating similar schemes, but the dogs don’t all live on site.

  3. This is a really heartwarming story. People and animals in need, helping each other move towards a brighter future 🙂

    I’d like to see more correctional facilities follow suit. Not only would it help rehabilitate people, but it might help with the over-crowding that shelters are currently experiencing on an epic scale.

    • I couldn’t agree more. In retrospect it is a bit strange that there is only one (or two) prisons doing this. There is a known need for more shelters in the USA and more adoptions. I am sure prisoners are much better off being active and doing satisfying work. It seems a no-brainer to me.

  4. This is an approach that benefits everyone. I hope to see it happening at other prisons. Humane Society US has a lot of money, and Wayne Pacelle makes a huge salary. They need the good PR, since there’s been some not so good.

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