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August 21, 2018
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FDC Celebrates Heel to Heal Graduation at Hernando Correctional Institution

If you would like to attend, please contact the Florida Department of Corrections’ Office of Communications as soon as possible at (850) 488-0420. Attendees will need to complete and submit a media background access form. No video or photos may be taken without prior consent and approval of Department staff at the event.

Media has been invited to the inaugural Heel to Heal program graduation. This partnership with the Hernando County Animal Services and inmates at Hernando Correctional Institution provides basic obedience training to dogs from the local animal shelter. The training is provided by inmate handlers under the guidance of volunteers from the community.
Thursday, August 23, 2018, 10:00 a.m.
Hernando Correctional Institution
16415 Spring Hill Drive
Brooksville, Florida 34604
The canine graduates earn the AKC Canine Good Citizen Certificate and are trained in basic commands as well as crate-trained, housebroken, spayed/neutered and micro-chipped. Through programs like Heel to Heal, the Department of Corrections provides inmates with job skills that lead to productive employment and law-abiding lives upon release.
To adopt a Heel to Heal graduate, please contact the Hernando County Animal Services at (352) 352-540-6286 or sfinch@co.hernando.fl.us.
From US-41, turn west onto Spring Hill Drive. Travel approximately one mile to the institution.
From US-19, turn east onto Spring Hill Drive. Travel approximately 10 miles to the institution.


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