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Community - August 14, 2013

Inmates help train dogs for adoption

Four Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA shelter dogs once burdened with "questionable adoption potential" graduated on Aug. 2 from an 8-week training program staffed by minimum security inmates at the Redwood City jail.

Every Friday a humane shelter trainer held a class for the inmates and the dogs they cared for during the program. Outside of class, the inmates' tasks included homework, socialization, grooming, exercise, clean-up and caring for the overall well-being of the dogs, according to humane society spokesman Scott Delucchi.

The humane society said the latest graduates, the 15th class to complete the TAILS program, consisted of three Chihuahuas and one Jack Russell terrier with issues ranging from possessiveness to overreacting to large dogs,

Call 340-7022, x306, or email meguren@phs-spca.org for more information on how to adopt a TAILS graduate.

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