An interesting program is running at the Burruss Correctional Training Center in Forsyth. Inmates are raising puppies to become guide dogs.
They work with the dogs during the week and then volunteers take the dogs on the weekends to full exposure to a large range of stimuli to avoid any surprises when they move on to the next stage of training outside the correctional facility.
The inmates who are chosen to participate must meet a set of criteria and be willing to work with their canine match for up to 15 hours a day for five days each week.
Read more about this program in this article.
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Midstate inmates, volunteers help raise guide dogs for the blind