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wkmg6Thank you WKMG 6 TV in Orlando, FL for the wonderful news story on this Prison Pups and Pals program at Tomoka Correctional Institution in Daytona Beach, FL.  Inmate Franklin Delph has appeared to become the Inmate Instructor! This is an  expected position to this writer. Inmate Delph is very good at what he does. I hope this program expands as more inmates attain instructor status. Inmate Quartermaine shown with the injured pit bull is experienced with that breed and was the best person to be paired up with that poor dog. As soon as I get permission, I will post the link so you may view this great story,  Karen

Immediate ReleaseWVHSbrianna2011 dog trained by incarcerated men at Tomoka Correctional Institution n Daytona Beach, Fl.
WE Help Animals
Contact Karen K Clark 386-747-0598

February 16, 2011 

Tomoka Correctional Institution, Daytona
 Beach, FL

Re: PRISON PUPS AND PALS,  A shelter pet adoption project and Inmate Career Training Initiative.
Five dogs from the Halifax Humane Society located in Daytona each, FL is  the 2011 shelter affiliated with this program. They supplied five medium to large dogs to be trained by the Work Camp inmates at Tomoka Correctional Institution in Daytona Beach, FL. They train the dogs seven weeks, then hopefully the dogs will be adopted! Assistant Warden, Angela Gordon is the T.C.I.Programs coordinator. Her contact number is 386-323-1100

There are still four dogs from the 2010 program. They are located at West Volusia Humane Society in Deland. Tax deductible donations are being accepted for the upkeep of the 2010 Prison Pups and Pals  dogs.  www.wvhumanesociety.com

Here is the Official State of Florida’s link to see the dogs.
Inmate Dog Adoption Program - Dog Adoption by the Florida Department of Corrections

The Prison Pups and Pals 2011 “Inmate instructor program” is coordinated by West Volusia Kennel Club, Inc. Their volunteer instructors work mornings Monday through Friday at 9:30 – 10:30  each week for seven weeks with Inmates who are learning to train dogs. Hopefully, the 10 inmates will become qualified to be future trainers themselves.  I believe three have advanced to level of “instructor” of Basic Dog Obedience.

The Warden believes that one day soon, they, the “Prison Pups and Pals” program  will be self sufficient in the area of “inmate training inmates”. The program will run itself and the West Volusia Kennel Club will have done the job it set out to do, lending their Basic Dog Obedience Training “instructor” skills to a prison educational program. 

Prior to entering Tomoka CI, the veterinary team from the Halifax Humane Society medically prepared all five dogs of the forth class (2011/004). Each dog had to be healthy, spayed or neutered, complete physical examination, vaccinated, Heartworm and parasite tested along with being micro chipped and a monthly flea /tick  preventative applied.

My friends at AARON PEST CONTROL, Deland, FL  continued their community involvement by spraying the 30,000 sq. feet of training area for fleas and ticks. Their generosity is greatly appreciated!   
Thank you once again, for your service, Karen K Clark

IMMEDIATE RELEASEKclarkLULUFACEPPP3KKC
WE HELP ANIMALS contact: 386-747-0598
December 1, 2010 DAYTONA, FLORIDA

Re: PRISON PUPS AND PALS “Graduation” This
 is  a shelter pet adoption project and Inmate Career
Training Initiative.

The Prison Pups and Pals program was founded and coordinated by West Volusia Kennel Club. Their instructors worked Monday through Friday at 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. each week for seven weeks with both the dogs and Inmates. The 10 inmates will become qualified to be future trainers themselves one day soon.  Two have advanced to that level.

The dogs are from West Volusia Humane Society, a no kill shelter located at 800 Humane Society Rd., DeLand, FL 32720. The adoption fee is $80.00 (eighty dollars).  Dogs will be available for adoption at the WVHS. Their web site is www.wvhumanesociety.com
501c3 Tax-deductible donations may be made through the WVHS. Mail donations to WVHS P. O. Box 2321 Deland, FL 32721.

Prior to entering Tomoka CI, the veterinary team from the Spring Oaks Animal Hospital Deland, Fl., medically prepared all five dogs of the third session. Each dog had to be healthy,  spayed or neutered, complete physical examination, vaccinated, Heartworm and parasite tested along with being  micro chipped and a monthly flea /tick  preventative is applied. 386-736-6747.  What a wonderful gift to the West Volusia Humane Society team of dogs!

AARON Pest Control, Deland, FL  sprayed 30,000 Sq. Ft. of open area for fleas and ticks so the dogs had an area to train. This free service will repeat every 90 days upon request.

The cost to taxpayers to maintain the Prison Pups and Pals program? Nothing!
Visit www.prisonpupsandpals.org for further information and to see who also contributed to this great project.

Four companies came together to do start good thing. Tomoka Correctional Institution, West Volusia Kennel Club, West Volusia Humane Society and WE Help Animals, Incorporated.

Thursday, November 25, 2010  Prison Pups and Pals Team Thanks you, Amy L. Edwards for a great article in the  Orlando Sentinel. The link for the website video, story with video and photos by Ricardo Ramirez Buxeda is
 http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/crime/os-prison-pups-and-pals-
20101128,0,4269152.story

IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WE Help Animals Press Release   386-747-0598
AUG 04,  2010     DAYTONA, FLORIDA
5 SHELTER DOGS GO TO PRISON IN DAYTONA!    NO COST TO TAX PAYERS!

“PRISON PUPS AND PALS” PROJECT SECOND SESSION DOGS ARRIVE AT TOMOKA CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION IN VOLUSIA COUNTY, FL!

TOMOKA CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION  3950 TIGER BAY RD    DAYTONA    FL    32124

WE Help Animals Incorporated and West Volusia Humane Society joined Tomoka Correctional Institution on July 26, 2010, to begin the West Volusia Kennel Club’s “PRISON PUPS AND PALS” project.  It is an Animal Shelter Adoption Project and Inmate Career Training Initiative.  The cost to Tomoka? NONE!  No cost to taxpayers!!

The West Volusia Kennel Club, established 1974, located in DeLand, Florida needed to have an Outreach Program. Allyn Weigel with their encouragement has for years tried to get Obedience Training of shelter dogs in a prison setting.  At the “AKC Responsible Dog Owners Day” at Volusia Mall, Daytona, Allyn met Tomoka C.I. Warden Steven Wellhausen. Luckily, his Assistant Warden of Programs, Angela Gordon, had personally experienced such a program at another Institution.  Allyn’s timing could not have been better! After many months of meetings with Angela Gordon, Assistant Warden, the WVKC invited West Volusia Humane Society and WE Help Animals to join the meetings. The result is Prison Pups and Pals!  The WVKC training classes led by Marj Blomquist, are held Monday – Friday 9:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. at Tomoka C.I.

 Ten Inmates who volunteered for the educational and training project went through orientation. They learned what to expect when the No Kill West Volusia Humane Society’s five shelter dogs arrive.  Allyn Weigel, founder and coordinator of PRISON PUPS AND PALS, went over supplies and expectations of the dogs and the inmates duties. 

Sessions 1-3 has the West Volusia Humane Society is NO KILL since 1999, some animals have been there for a long time. This program will bring awareness to the West Volusia Humane Society, was established in 1955 in DeLand, FL.   A 501C3 IRS Tax Deductible Charity, The AKC Canine Good Citizen Class with a certificate, is a welcomed project and should help speed up adoptions.  Adoption fee is only $80.  After adoption, The West Volusia Kennel Club will offer a free 7 week obedience class for the new “furever” family and their Prison Pups and Pals Dog!  There is NO government funding for the WV Humane Society!

The housing dormitory had changes made: large wire crates were placed adjacent to each two-man team.  The seven-week obedience course leads to the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test. The dog is crated when absolutely necessary, bedtime, head count, etc. Otherwise, that dog is getting socialized and  trained.

In order to make this program happen as far as outdoor dog roaming and training area, WE Help Animals called upon the services of AARON PEST CONTROL, Deland, FL and they volunteered to spray the 30,000 sq.ft. for fleas and ticks every 90 days!  Aaron’s, believe, this is a great inmate education and pet adoption project and wanted to join our Support Team.

The State requires that the dogs must have the following: Spay or neutered, Complete Physical, fecal float for parasites, all vaccines, micro chipped and be healthy.   Dr. Athey and the VCA ORANGE CITY ANIMAL CLINIC volunteered for the second session job. Located at 1220 So. Volusia Ave., Orange City, FL 32763. 386-775-3735. Countryside Animal Clinic of Deland LLC 1727 N. Spring garden Ave, Deland, FL 32720  386-736-9300 was the charter supporter. The first to take care of the first session dogs. 

 Many other people and businesses donated various items and services. The State required that there be 24-hour contract veterinarians, and they are Val-u-vet in DeLand and Deltona and the Emergency Animal Clinic HWY 92, Daytona.
THIS PROGRAM COMES AT NO COST TO TAXPAYERS!!!!!!!                    

CONTACT: ALLYN WEIGEL, Coordinator: 386-734-7923          
MEDIA: KAREN K CLARK 386-747-0598        KARENCLARK@PRISONPUPSANDPALS.ORG
 WWW.PRISONPUPSANDPALS.ORG                Face book: PRISON PUPS AND PALS
Sessions 1-3: West Volusia Humane Society(NO KILL)   Gloria Thomas 386-734-2450
  www.wvhumanesociety.com

June 28, 2010  Daytona, FL

Brighthouse’ Central Florida News Channel 13 visited our project today! Here is a link to their news story.  You can access this link, go to www.cfnews13.com  select NEWS then click on VOLUSIA,then “Program helping Pups and Inmates”

IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WE HELP ANIMALS contact: 386-747-0598
July 13, 2010 DAYTONA, FLORIDA

Re: PRISON PUPS AND PALS is a shelter pet adoption project and Inmate Career Training Initiative.

Five shelter dogs from PRISON PUPS AND PALS Obedience course graduate on July 23, 2010 at Tomoka Correctional Institution at 3950 Tiger Bay Rd., Daytona, FL. Asst Warden, Angela Gordon 386-323-1100.  The Prison Pups and Pals program was founded and is coordinated by West Volusia Kennel Club. Their instructors worked Monday through Friday at 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. each week for seven weeks with both the dogs and Inmates. The 10 inmates will become qualified to be future trainers themselves one day soon.

Classes of 2010 dogs are from West Volusia Humane Society a no kill shelter located at 800 Humane Society Rd., DeLand, FL 32720. The adoption fee is $80.00 (eighty dollars).  Dogs will be available for adoption at the WVHS. Their web site is www.wvhumanesociety.com 501c3 Tax-deductible donations may be made through the WVHS. Mail donations to WVHS P. O. Box 2321 Deland, FL 32721.

Prior to entering Tomoka CI, the veterinary team from the COUNTRYSIDE ANIMAL CLINIC, LLC in Deland, Fl., medically prepared all five dogs. Each dog had to be spayed or neutered, complete physical examination, vaccines, parasite tested and micro chipped. 386-736-9300.

AARON Pest Control, Deland, FL  sprayed 30,000 Sq. Ft. of open area for fleas and ticks so the dogs had an area to train. This free service will repeat upon request every 90 days.

The cost to taxpayers to maintain the Prison Pups and Pals program? Nothing!    Visit www.prisonpupsandpals.org for further information and to see who also contributed to this great project.

Four companies came together to a good thing. Tomoka Correctional Institution, West Volusia Kennel Club, West Volusia Humane Society and WE Help Animals, Incorporated.

IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WE Help Animals Press Release   386-747-0598
JUNE 28, 2010     DAYTONA, FLORIDA
5 SHELTER DOGS GO TO PRISON IN DAYTONA!

“PRISON PUPS AND PALS” PROJECT ARRIVE AT TOMOKA CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION IN VOLUSIA COUNTY, FL!

TOMOKA CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION  3950 TIGER BAY RD    DAYTONA    FL    32124

WE Help Animals Incorporated, West Volusia Kennel Club and West Volusia Humane Society joined Tomoka Correctional Institution on June 1, 2010, to begin the PRISON PUPS AND PALS project. It is an Animal Shelter Adoption Project and Inmate Career Training Initiative.  The cost to Tomoka? NONE!  No cost to taxpayers!!

The West Volusia Kennel Club, established 1974, located in DeLand, Florida needed to have an Outreach Program. Allyn Weigel with their encouragement has for years tried to get Obedience Training of shelter dogs in a prison setting.  At the “AKC Responsible Dog Owners Day” at Volusia Mall, Daytona, Allyn met Tomoka C.I. Warden Steven Wellhausen. Luckily, his Assistant Warden of Programs, Angela Gordon, had personally experienced such a program at another Institution.  Allyn’s timing could not have been better! After many months of meetings with Angela Gordon, Assistant Warden, the WVKC invited West Volusia Humane Society and WE Help Animals to join the meetings. The result is Prison Pups and Pals!  The WVKC training classes led by Marj Blomquist, are held Monday – Friday 9:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. at Tomoka C.I.

 Ten Inmates who volunteered for the educational and training project went through orientation. They learned what to expect when the No Kill West Volusia Humane Society’s five shelter dogs arrive.  Allyn Weigel, founder and coordinator of PRISON PUPS AND PALS, went over supplies and expectations of the dogs and the inmates duties. 

West Volusia Humane Society is NO KILL since 1999, some animals have been there for a long time. This program will bring awareness to the WVHS, which was established in 1955 in DeLand, FL.   A 501C3 IRS Tax Deductible Charity, The AKC Canine Good Citizen Class with a certificate, is a welcomed project and should help speed up adoptions.  Adoption fee is only $80.  After adoption, The West Volusia Kennel Club will offer a free 7 week obedience class for the new “furever family and their Prison Pups and Pals Dog! 

The week prior to the arrival of the dogs, the dormitory had changes made large wire crates to be placed adjacent to each two-man team.  The seven-week obedience course leads to the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test. 

In order to make this program happen as far as outdoor dog roaming and training area, WE Help Animals called upon the services of AARON PEST CONTROL, Deland, FL and they volunteered to spray the 30,000 sq.ft. for fleas and ticks every 60 days!  Aaron’s, believe, this is a great inmate education and pet adoption project and wanted to join our Support Team.

The State requires that the dogs must have the following: Spay or neutered, Complete Physical, fecal float for parasites, all vaccines, micro chipped and be healthy. Countryside Animal Clinic of Deland, LLC volunteered for the job without hesitation! What a day that was! Many other people and businesses donated various items and services. The State required that there be 24-hour contract veterinarians, and they are Val-u-vet in DeLand and Deltona and the Emergency Animal Clinic HWY 92, Daytona.
THIS PROGRAM COMES AT NO COST TO TAXPAYERS!!!!!!!                    

CONTACT: ALLYN WEIGEL, Coordinator:386-734-7923     padsigk@att.net      
MEDIA: KAREN K CLARK 386-747-0598        KARENCLARK@PRISONPUPSANDPALS.ORG
 WW.PRISONPUPSANDPALS.ORG                Face book: PRISON PUPS AND PALS
Session 1-3 Dogs: West Volusia Humane Society(NO KILL)   Gloria Thomas 386-734-2450 
www.wvhumanesociety.com  

Here is the Course outline that Inmates use for PRISON PUPS AND PALS
This is presented exactly as submitted by WVKC representative: Marj Blomquist

AKC’S   WEST VOLUSIA KENNEL CLUB 2010
                       OBEDIENCE 7 WEEK COURSE

 Week 1 - Rules, hold the leash, sneak away, sit, controlled walk.  ATTENTION - WATCH ME.                                                   
TREATS. Heel, halt (1,2,3), about turn.

Week 2 - Right and left turns, circles left and right, sit for exam (student), sit stay, down stay.

 Week 3 - Stand, Comefore, Stay hand signal

 Week 4 - Return behind dog, stand for exam (instructor). Recall.     Problems?  Plateau.

 Week 5 - Finish - Swing and around, Figure 8

 Week 6 - Polish exercises

 Week 7 - Graduation!

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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
click on link below to view
all Florida programs.
http://www.dc.state.fl
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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

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