June 7, 2018
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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’s inaugural graduation. This program brings together dogs from the Hernando County Animal Services with inmates from Hernando Correctional Institution for an eight to twelve-week training regimen. Graduating dogs earn the AKC Canine Good Citizen Certificate and are crate trained, housebroken, spayed/neutered, up-to-date on shots and micro-chipped.|
|WHEN:||Thursday, June 29, at 9:30 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) 352-540-6286 or firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|DIRECTIONS:||From US-41, turn west onto Spring Hill Drive. Travel approximately 1 mile to the institution. From US-19, turn east onto Spring Hill Drive. Travel approximately 10 miles to the institution.|
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 97,000 inmates and supervises nearly 167,000 offenders in the community.
Inspiring success by transforming one life at a time. Visit our website at www.dc.state.fl.us.