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March 17, 2017
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Port St. Joe Star: Healing DAWGS

Published: March 16, 2017
By: Tim Croft

To view the article online, visit: http://www.starfl.com/news/20170316/healing-dawgs

Healing has always been central to the DAWGS in Prison program.

In Developing Adoptable dogs With Good Sociability (DAWGS), the program is at center about healing lives, those of stray dogs and men run astray of the law, those of adoptees in ways not always realized.

Through more than 500 dogs saved from the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society shelter, through more than 505 inmates provided the opportunity to learn valuable life skills, DAWGS in Prison has sought, at heart, to heal.


"All of these dogs have been restored to good health and are much better socialized," Christy said. "The dedicated men of this program willingly accept these challenging dogs and take a lot of pride in their results."


As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 96,000 inmates and supervises nearly 166,000 offenders in the community.

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