Who says that when one is in prison, he does not live a quality life anymore? Do you know that in Lexington lead kennel ambassador Bill Gassaway of Eufaula has worked with several dogs?
He is part of the program where there are 15 inmates at Lexington who are typically assigned a dog from a shelter such as the Second Chance Animal Sanctuary in Norman to train for an average of four months.
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Most of the dogs have behavior problems because they are neglected and abused. Because of these, they are not adopted easily.
That’s why the prisoners are helping these dogs to have a second chance of being adopted by training them.
They are crate-train and house-train. They are also trained to walk, sit, and stay properly on a leash in a heel position without pulling.
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Inmates who are part of the Friends for Folks should be assigned permanently to Lexington correctional Center. They must not have any misconduct records for the past 6 months. It does not only help the dogs, but it also helps the inmates. All of them are dog lovers and they are saving dogs. Share this story of inspiration on Facebook!
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This inspiring story written by Samantha Vicent can be read at: http://www.tulsaworld.com/