Wednesday, October 19, 2016

What becomes of retired racing dogs?

Greyhounds are the most popular racing dogs. They can run 40 miles per hour, and they also have sweet temperaments. When they are retired, they need happy homes and lots of hugs, but before they can be pets they need to be retrained and taught to relax. Enter the Prisoner Pet Program.

                                                                                                            Greyhound Racing, Victoria
In Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, retired greyhounds may be paired with prisoners at two minimum-security prisons -- Dhurringile and Tarrengower. For the inmates, who have committed low-level crimes, it's a privilege to train and nurture a pet. For the greyhounds, it's a way to begin adjusting to normal life, outside the race course or the kennel. Prisoner Pet Program is a win-win.

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