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2010 was quite a learning experience
to say the least!

Using healthy shelter dogs with different unknown and known backgrounds, placing them in an untried program at Tomoka Correctional Institution, with convincing the  inmates that were skeptical about changing their daily routine, job and switching the dorm around to satisfy the requirements of the prison?

Watching the inmates train dogs and their basic care: giving baths, Filling out form and reports, walking, feeding, socializing, exercising, etc., was an incredible and unforgettable experience even for an observer like myself.

I will be placing many photos to show how the year went! Even though the dogs were carefully screened, some dogs were replaced during the 7 week class session, so they may be in some photos. They are at the West Volusia Humane Society in Deland, FL.

Karen K Clark

 Allyn Weigel,  tried to get Obedience Training of shelter dogs in a prison setting. While at the 2009 “AKC Responsible Dog Owners Day”  at Volusia Mall, Daytona, FL, Allyn met Tomoka C.I.’s new Warden, Steven Wellhausen. Luckily, his Assistant Warden of Programs at Tomoka C.I. was personally experienced such a program at another Institution.  Allyn’s timing could not have been better! Meeting with Angela Gordon, Assistant Warden of  Programs,  it was required to have a humane society or shelter, so they chose the no kill facility, West Volusia Humane Society for the first year.  Allyn Weigel asked Karen K. Clark with WE Help Animals Incorporated to complete the Team for promotion, graphics and some supplies. The end result is three companies coming together with Tomoka Correctional Institution and producing a successful program: Prison Pups and Pals!

       The 55 year old facility, West Volusia Humane Society has an adoption fee of $80 (eighty) dollars.  The dogs have been screened for different backgrounds, each dog is selected according  to it’s temperament, personality, possible abuse, and size.

The dogs  are obedience trained by the dedicated inmates.  The inmates are treating the dogs as if they were their own personal pet in a gentle, compassionate way. The dogs live with the inmates, wire-crated along side them in the dorm at night and the dogs are NEVER  left alone.

     The inmates are focusing on good citizenship, accountability and responsibility. This program should provide animal care skills when released and stays with them most times. The inmates each prepare daily and weekly reports. The reports include the dog’s behavior, learning ability, progress as well as daily “care” routine; Walks, feeding, grooming, etc.

     *There is no State funding for this inmate educational and animal training program, The State also requires that an animal must be spayed or neutered, have a comprehensive physical and up to date with vaccines; Along with rabies, bordetella (kennel cough), tested for parasites, heart worm tested, micro chipped and very healthy.  Every seven to eight weeks, another five or more dogs will arrive at Tomoka C.I. for classes. Those animals must be prepared according to the above mentioned specifications.

     Expenses must be covered by our partnered organizations, individuals, and businesses. The companies that came aboard during the organizational time,   were Countryside Animal Clinic of Deland, LLC. that voluntarily   prepared all five dogs according to State requirements.  Karen K Clark asked Aaron Pest Control based in Deland, to use their services, they also Volunteered to spray 30,000 sq. ft. dog exercise yard every 90 days when called upon by Tomoka C.I.; Thank you both for your generous donation to an untested project. KKC

     MEDICALLY PREPARING ALL FIVE DOGS FOR THE 2010 PROGRAM WAS expected TO BE A HUGE EXPENSE and it could have been as much as $1800 for each session. Gloria Thomas contacted Countryside Animal Clinic of Deland, LLC Counryside is one of the primary care facilities for the WVHS.  VCA Orange City  Animal Hospital Class prepared the 2010/002 and SPRING Oaks Animal Hospital in Deland prepared the class 2010/003! All Done out of the goodness of their hearts! Thank you all. KKC

     In 2010, Gloria Thomas was blessed with good luck,  the three veterinarians donated their services: Medical tests, exams, spaying or neutering. Thus, food, supplies such as grooming items, flea and tick control, wire crates, pooper scoopers, scooper bags, food & water dishes, paper towels, chew toys, etc. were supported by tax deductible deductions.

Complimentary website &
design by Karen K Clark

PLEASE SPAY OR NEUTER YOUR PET!
and Give it Love and Attention!

 ©2010 Karen K Clark Website Coordinator
  karenclark@prisonpupsandpals.org

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This site promotes the adoption of  Inmate  trained shelter dogs throughout the U.S.A.  Tomoka Correctional Institution, Daytona Beach, FL is currently highlighted. The men are doing an excellent job. Thank you.   KKC

Florida Department
 of Corrections Dog
 Training programs
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all Florida programs.
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The Tomoka C.I. Inmate trained dogs are ready for their new homes!
Will it be your
 home?

In 2010,
*9 dogs have been adopted
out of 13

 Foxy, Barkley,
 Romeo, Penny,
Molly, Scooter,
 Skeeter, Bonnie,
  & Roxie

How about Smiley,
 Brianna, Psycho &
 Bing.   Do you have
 extra room in your heart and home for
 one of them?

All The dogs are
 Neutered/Spayed;
Heartworm and
 Parasite tested;
  Vaccinated,
 Wormed
Kennel cough,
Flea & Tick drops
 Comprehensive
 veterinarian
examination,
 
Micro Chipped
and has the
AKC Canine Good
 Citizen Certificate
All Trained by the
  Tomoka Work
Camp Inmates.
 Classes
2010 001-003 dogs
WVHS Adoption fee
is only $80.U.S.
 A job well done!
 

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ADOPT!!!!!
 6 dogs of the 2010 Sessions 1-3 are for adoption through our partner, the West Volusia Humane Society in Deland, Florida. (A NO KILL shelter) Adoption fee is $80. Applications may be obtained either in person at 800 Humane Society Rd., DeLand, FL 32720 (Just 30 seconds north of Plymouth & Grand Ave’s, entrance on Grand) or request an adoption application

You may also view
 the remaining
 four  trained
 dogs from 2010
 classes At the
 only NO Kill
 Humane Society
 in Volusia
 County, Florida
CALL FOR
 APPOINTMENT
386-734-2450
 oR EMAIL them  AT
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