Pups on Parole celebrates eight years
Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 —Celebrating eight years and about 382 adopted dogs, the Pups and Parole program recognized its achievement.
The program, which is run by the Lassen Humane Society and the California Correctional Center, partners dogs from the Lassen County Animal Shelter with the firefighting inmates at the California Correctional Center.
According to Mary Morphis from the Lassen Humane Society, the program allows for seven dogs at a time. They are picked up from the Lassen County Animal Shelter when a spot opens up and are then tested on their social skills.
From there, the dogs are partnered with one or two of the inmates for socializing, training and companionship.