I found the coolest article today and I thought I must really share it. Its about this organization called ‘Puppies Behind Bars’ which was founded in 1997 by New Yorker, Gloria Stoga.
These dogs are trained by prison inmates and stay 20 months in the cell with their handlers. It was founded to train dogs to help the disabled, but these days they are even trained to be bomb-sniffers and help Iraq/Afghanistan war veterans. This kind of training usually costs $25,000 per dog.
This is such an amazingly ingenious program, you can’t help but admire it.
If you want to read the article: http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1911990_1913030,00.html
or go to the Puppies behind Bars website: http://www.puppiesbehindbars.com/