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Puppies Do Time in Prison for Good Cause

Updated: 04/29/2014 10:54 PM
Created: 04/29/2014 5:45 PM WDIO.com

Inmates at the Federal Prison Camp in Duluth received a special delivery Tuesday: puppies!

Aerielle, Blue, and Riggs are just three of 11 puppies that will be placed in the prison.

Specially selected inmates will get the chance to work with a pup for one year, helping to train them to be future service dogs.

"So these guys will be learning by starting with the basics: crate training, house training, potty training, and basic obedience, with their sit, down, stay, walking nicely on a leash," explained Puppy Program coordinator with Can-Do-Canines, Nancy Weitgenant.

After the year with the inmates, the puppies will train for a specific service job, such as autism assist or seizure response.

This is the first time Can-Do-Canines has placed puppies in the Duluth federal prison.

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