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Sheltered dogs to receive helping hand from inmates in Florida

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According to Monday's Florida Today, homeless dogs kept behind bars at the Brevard County, Fla., Animal Services facility will soon be receiving dog-walking services from inmates.

A volunteer dog at the animal control got the ball rolling last week when she told the Brevard County Commission that the dogs at the facility were going "stir-crazy" in their kennel runs. A proposal was made to hire dog walkers for $10 an hour, but Sheriff Wayne Ivey came up with a better plan...free dog-walking service from inmates at the local jail.

In a news release, Ivey stated:

I think this is an exceptional solution that will not financially impact our citizens, while benefiting our shelter pets.

Any other area residents who are interested in volunteering at the facility are encouraged to call 321-253-6608 or 321-264-5119 to find out how.

Continue reading: Three-pound senior on death row in New York

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