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Julie L. Jones, Secretary


Media Advisory
May 24, 2016
For More Information
Contact: Communications
(850) 488-0420

Heel to Heal Inaugural Graduation to be held at Hernando Correctional Institution

If you would like to attend, please contact the Florida Department of Corrections’ Office of Communications as soon as possible at (850) 488-0420. Attendees will need to complete and submit a Media Background Access Form. No video or photos may be taken without prior consent and approval of Department staff at the event.

WHAT: Media are invited to the Heel to Heal inaugural graduation. This program brings together dogs from Hernando County Animal Services with inmates from Hernando Correctional Institution for an eight-week training regimen. Graduating dogs earn the AKC Canine Good Citizen Certificate and are crate trained, housebroken, spayed/neutered and up-to-date on shots.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 25, 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Hernando Correctional Institution
16415 Spring Hill Drive
Brooksville, Florida 34604
WHY: Through programs like Heel to Heal, the Department of Corrections focuses on teaching inmates valuable job skills that will lead them to productive employment and law-abiding lives upon release.
COMMUNITY PARTNER: To adopt a Heel to Heal graduate, please contact the Hernando County Animal Services at (352) 796-5062 ext 11010 or jrosenberger@co.hernando.fl.us.
DIRECTIONS: From US-41, turn west onto Spring Hill Drive. Travel approximately one mile to the institution.
From US-19, turn east onto Spring Hill Drive. Travel approximately 10 miles to the institution.

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