Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Puppies Behind Bars!

What? Why? How?

Did Fluffy chew one slipper too many?  Wee on the expensive bedspread? Chase the mail truck and catch it?

Thankfully it is none of the above. Puppies Behind Bars (PPB) is a program that trains prison inmates to raise service dogs for wounded war veterans and explosive detection canines for law enforcement. Puppies enter prison at the age of eight weeks and live with their inmate puppy-raisers for approximately two years. PBB programs bring the love and healing power of dogs to hundreds of individuals yearly bringing independence and security to those they serve as well as hope and pride to their raisers.

This video is from the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women in New Jersey where dogs are trained to detect explosives.

For more information visit the website of Puppies Behind Bars.

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