Page 1 of 2By Christine Timmerman, PIO at CCC
It has been almost three years since the first four legged residents arrived at Crossroads Correctional Center (CCC).
Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), a non-profit organization out of Santa Rosa, Calif. provides the puppies and CCC selects inmates to be volunteer puppy raisers.
The puppies stay at the prison for approximately 18 months. So far, two dogs trained at the facility have graduated and been placed by CCI with handicapped individuals. In February, CCC sent five more dogs back to CCI. There they will join two other CCC trained dogs already in advanced training.
Training the puppies is a full time job and the inmates and staff members must follow the strict guidelines that CCI sets forth. The dogs are not pets and aren’t treated as such by inmates or staff.
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