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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

Media Advisory
January 8, 2013
For More Information
Contact: Communications
(850) 488-0420

Media Member!
You are invited to
Gulf Forestry Camp’s 24th
D.A.W.G.S. Graduation Ceremony

WHAT: The D.A.W.G.S. program brings together rescue dogs from St. Joseph Bay Humane Society with inmates from Gulf Correctional Institution's Gulf Forestry Camp, who obedience-train them. The dogs who graduate are crate trained, housebroken, spayed/neutered, up-to-date on shots and micro-chipped. They can each sit, stay, come and walk by your side without pulling on the leash. Previous dog graduates include Ryan, a therapy dog who is currently helping victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shootings in Connecticut.
WHERE: Gulf Forestry Camp
3222 DOC Whitfield Road
White City, Florida 32465
WHEN: January 9, 2013.  The graduation will begin at 9:00 a.m. CST/ 10:00 a.m. EST.
WHO: Department of Corrections and local dignitaries to Gulf County and surrounding areas. The graduation ceremony is open to all media.

If you wish to attend the D.A.W.G.S. graduation ceremony, please contact the Department of Corrections’ Communications Office at (850) 488-0420 to submit a Media Access Form prior to the event.


As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs more than 25,000 members statewide, oversees more than 100,000 inmates and supervises nearly 120,000 offenders in the community.

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