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Albany inmates train homeless dogs in new program

ALBANY - Albany County Sheriff's Office and the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society have teamed up to form a new program to help homeless dogs.

The program, called Steps To Adoption Readiness(STAR), accepts homeless dogs and provides them  obedience training and other skills by inmates which will help make these dogs more adoptable to a forever home.

The homeless dogs, will live and be trained inside the Albany Correctional Facility by volunteer inmates.

The inmates selected are only eligible after looking at their criminal history, and how they have behaved inside the prison, as well as through an interview session with sheriff office staff.  Inmates will also receive classroom training as part of the program at the jail, once a week, by the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society.

The goal of the program is to teach the dogs basic obedience skills such as how to heel, sit, and stay.  The dogs will also be house trained, leach trained as well as responsive to voice commands.

The program is funded through the Mohawk Hudson Human Society and at no cost to the tax payers of Albany County.
 
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