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Julie L. Jones, Secretary


Media Advisory
November 6, 2015
For More Information
Contact: Communications
(850) 488-0420

H.A.R.T. Graduation to be held at Wakulla Work Camp

WHAT: Media are invited to the graduation ceremony of the Heartworm Assistance Rehabilitation Training (H.A.R.T.) program. The H.A.R.T. program brings together shelter dogs that have tested positive for canine heart worms from Tallahassee-Leon Community Animal Service Center with inmates from Wakulla Correctional Institution. The inmates obedience-train the dogs while they are being treated. Graduating dogs are crate trained, housebroken, spayed/neutered, up-to-date on shots and micro chipped.
WHEN: Tuesday, November 10, 9:00 a.m. EST
WHERE: Wakulla Work Camp- Visiting Park
110 Melaleuca Drive
Crawfordville, Florida 32327
WHY: Through programs like H.A.R.T. program, the Department of Corrections is focusing on teaching inmates valuable job skills that will lead them to productive jobs and law-abiding lives upon release.
CONTACT: If you wish to attend the H.A.R.T. graduation ceremony, please contact the Department of Corrections’ Office of Communications at (850) 488-0420 as soon as possible, 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 will be permitted inside the institution.
DIRECTIONS: 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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