Inmates from the Massachusetts Correctional Institution in Shirley, Massachusetts are getting some love from four-legged friends. The inmates are training these doggos and because of it, they feel like they found their purpose.
– Inmates at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution get to train doggos.
– The dogs are from VetDogs and they are being trained to be service dogs.
– These dogs are Labradors.
The dogs, which are Labradors, are being trained as service animals by these inmates. One inmate, who already served 15 years of his 50-year sentence, claimed that the past years was dark for him because he “gave up on life itself and shut out all the parts of me that didn’t help me in prison.” When he came to Shirley, however, things changed for him after he found faith in the Catholic community and found love via pen pal. He also is happier after he was chosen by VetDogs to train one of their soon-to-be service dogs.
The program lets doggos live in the cell with their handlers.
Read the heartwarming article written by Scott Shurtleff at – http://www.lowellsun.com