Rendell proposes strays for inmates

    The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Governor Rendell wants to solve two problems with one program: giving stray animals to prisoners. 

    Says the article, “The goal is to make a dent in the state’s burgeoning stray-animal crisis, while giving selected inmates responsibility for dogs – a pairing that has worked well in prisons that have tried it.”

    The program would expand the state’s use of the Hounds of Prison Education (HOPE).

    Feed the Feed: have you ever experienced an animal helping with behavioral issues?

    Note: making you get out for a walk doesn’t count.

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