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Inmates train shelter dogs

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. --  St. Francis Community Animal Rescue in Murphysboro has teamed with the Vienna Correctional Center to help both offenders and shelter dogs.

St. Francis sent 6 dogs to the correctional facility for a 12-week basic training program. The dogs are working with inmates to learn basic commands such as sit, stay, and how to walk on a leash. The program gives the dogs a chance to come out better behaved and prepared for life in a home.

A graduation ceremony and adoption event will be held in early May. Eight more dogs will begin the 12-week program on April 26. Contact St. Francis Care in Murphysboro at (618) 687-2079 for more information.

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