Archive for Thursday, January 19, 2006

Safe Harbor focus of radio program

January 19, 2006

Lansing Correctional Facility's Safe Harbor Prison Dog Program was the featured topic earlier this week on "The Walt Bodine Show" on public radio station KCUR.

Warden David McKune, prison spokesman Brett Peterson and program founder Toby Young were in-studio guests Tuesday.

In the animal rescue program, dogs are taken to the prison by Young or one of her two volunteers. Once at the correctional facility, the animals are assigned a primary handler, an inmate, who lives with the dog. The animals are at a minimum trained to handle being walked on a leash, basic obedience commands and proper socialization. Some dogs learn specific tricks or behaviors, but all are ready to follow simple commands when adopted.

To listen to a Webcast of the show, go to www.kcur.org /WaltBodineArchive.html.

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