Program sees inmates caring for dogs

Inmates in Bishop’s Falls are caring for unwanted dogs as part of a new program introduced by the correction centre’s assistant superintendent. Morris Power said the program currently involves four inmates, each of who are responsible for grooming, cleaning, feeding and exercising a dog from the Exploits Valley SPCA. “I’ve noticed a change in the inmates that are in the program,” he said, adding that the animals have also changed. “The dogs definitely, the dogs have gone from being hyper to being laid back and relaxed and getting lots of exercise and attention.” Similar programs world-wide have proven to be successful in the long-term.

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