A partnership between the Women’s Correctional Center in Chillicothe and the Livingston County Humane Society has created a program entitled Puppies for Parole. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott talk with shelter guardian Leslie Patek:
“This was not only a challenge for our kids, but it was also a challenge for the girls,” said Patek, “It was absolutely mind blowing because within days these trainers had actually turned the animals around. We have an wonderful lady that comes in and trains the girls and, as the weeks progress, they have to pass their graduation.”
The dogs are put through a three-month training course which involves basic obedience skills, as well as socializing the animals. The Humane Society signed a contract last week that guarantees Puppies for Parole will continue for another twelve months.