Prison Inmates Train Dogs to Help Handicapped Soldiers: Wow!

 |  Jun 3rd 2008  |   3 Contributions

The New York Times wrote a very touching story about how dogs are saving both hardened inmates and brave soldiers handicapped from their service in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Each year almost a hundred dogs, all Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retrievers, are trained by dozens of inmates, mostly all women, as highly able service dogs to be given away free to vets in need.

And it's all done and organized by the amazing organization Puppies Behind Bars, founded in 1997. Please take the time to click through and learn more about you can help this great group.

This quote from an incarcerated member of the program sums it all up.

What Ive done is put a year of love into this puppy who in turn will give a lifetime of love to Bill and his wife, she said.

How is it not shocking at all that in a world gone mad, dogs are still saving all of us?

The photo above is from the NY Times website. Click it to see a great slide show of inmates training dogs.


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