Prisoners and Strays Form Bond
PACIFIC (AP) - The dogs came from the streets. Many were abused, others sick.
They're getting a new lease on life, with the help of a group of Missouri prisoners.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that last week, inmates at Missouri Eastern Correctional Center in Pacific met for the first time a group of strays. For the three months, the inmates will train the dogs to make them adoptable.
The Puppies for Parole program has been in place for a few years, but this marks the first time Stray Rescue of St. Louis has participated.
Inmates at the medium-security prison will teach the seven strays basic obedience and socialization skills.