Innovative Prison Program Socializes Dog Rescued Off Detroit Streets

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After Cathy Gray, the president of Refurbished Pets of Southern Michigan, discovered a terrified and clearly injured dog while compiling stray dog data as a citizen scientist in Detroit, she knew she had to do something. After a time of recuperation at the Michigan Humane Society, the dog, Penelope, went home with Cathy in order to participate in Refurbished Pets’ innovative 12 week prison program. The program assigns her to a prison inmate who will be fully responsible for her care and training.

This video is a part of the American Strays Project of the World Animal Awareness Society.

Tomorrow, we will feature a video of Penelope’s time in prison.

1 thought on “Innovative Prison Program Socializes Dog Rescued Off Detroit Streets”

  1. Arkansas has a wonderful program called Paws in Prison. Look at their Facebook page. They train companion dogs, service dogs, dogs for nursing homes, and dogs that go to school to listen to children read.


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