January 5, 2016
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|WHAT:||Media are invited to the Paws on Parole graduation ceremony. The Paws on Parole program brings together rescue dogs from the Alachua County Animal Shelter and inmates from Gainesville Work Camp for obedience training. Graduating dogs earn the AKC Canine Good Citizen Certificate. All dogs are crate trained, housebroken, spayed/neutered, up-to-date on shots and micro-chipped.|
|WHEN:||Friday, January 8, 9:00 a.m.|
|WHERE:||Gainesville Work Camp
770 Northeast 55th Boulevard, State Road 26 East
Gainesville, Florida 32641
|WHY:||Through programs like Paws on Parole 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 Paws on Parole 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.
|COMMUNITY PARTNER:||Adoption costs are only $30. For more information about Paws on Parole adoption contact Hilary Hynes, Public Education Program Coordinator, Alachua County Animal Services at (352) 264-6881 or click the Paws on Parole link at www.alachuapets.com.|
|DIRECTIONS:||From I-75 take Exit 390 (SR-222 East) approximately 12 miles. Cross the Waldo Road intersection and continue east for 2.5mile. Turn right onto NE 27th, continue approx. 1 mile. Turn right onto SR 26. Continue approximately 2 miles. Turn right at Gainesville Work Camp sign into parking lot.|
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs more than 23,000 members statewide, incarcerates more than 100,000 inmates and supervises nearly 140,000 offenders in the community.