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Julie L. Jones, Secretary


Media Advisory
October 28, 2014
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Contact: Communications
(850) 488-0420

“WOOF” Program’s 20th Academy Graduation to Be Held at Lowell Work Camp

WHAT: Media are invited to Women Offering Obedience and Friendship (WOOF) Program’s 20th Academy Graduation The WOOF program brings together shelter dogs from the Marion County Humane Society with inmates from Lowell Work Camp, who obedience-train them. Graduating dogs earn the AKC Canine Good Citizen Certificate and are crate trained, housebroken, spayed/neutered, up-to-date on shots and micro-chipped. The WOOF program also includes an Aftercare Network, which is a group that will work with adopting families and their dogs to help integrate the training the dogs received.
WHEN: Friday, October 31 at 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Lowell Work Camp
11120 Northwest Gainesville Road
Ocala, Florida 34482
WHY: Through programs like WOOF program, the Department of Corrections is focusing on teaching inmates viable job skills that will lead them to productive jobs and law-abiding lives upon release.

If you wish to attend the WOOF Program's 20th Academy graduation ceremony, please contact the Department of Corrections Communications Office at (850) 488-0420 prior to the scheduled graduation, as attendees will need to complete and submit a Media Access Form.

Please note: No video or photos may be taken without the prior consent and approval from Department staff at the event. No cell phones or cameras will be permitted inside the institution.

Directions to Wakulla Work Camp: From I-10 take Exit 199 (US-27 South) through downtown Tallahassee, the town of Woodville (US-363, Woodville Hwy) and across the Leon/Wakulla County line. Turn left onto Commerce Boulevard (first paved road on left after the County line). Go approximately 4½ miles on Commerce Boulevard and turn right on Melaleuca Drive. Travel approximately ½ mile and turn right into the institutional parking lot.

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