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Groups begin ‘Camp Canine’ program

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By The Staff

The Oldham County Animal Shelter, Luther Luckett Correctional Complex and the Humane Society of Oldham County have formed a partnership for the purpose of serving the community in a many-layered program.

Many dogs end up at the OC Animal Shelter through abandonment or being given up because of owners’ loss of jobs and homes. Finding a new home for any family pet can be difficult after living in a shelter and without the dog being trained. 

Through a new program called Camp Canine, dogs will be selected from the animal shelter and turned over to the Humane Society for check-ups, shots and to be spayed or neutered. 

After medical needs are addressed, the dogs will go to LLCC to live with inmates selected for the program. The dogs will live in the inmates’ cells in dog crates. LLC has designated a large, fenced-in area for the dogs to run, play and be trained.

The program will provide an opportunity for inmates to improve personal skills, such as patience, nurturing and self confidence, and could lead to employment opportunities when released. Secondly, the program provides the dogs with a second chance by allowing them to be adopted by loving families.

After training, the Humane Society will host an adoption event for Camp Canine graduates. 

Donations are needed in the form of supplies or funds for supplies. Supplies needed include food, leashes, collars, toys, treats and blankets. 

Anyone wishing to donate those supplies can call 222-7537 or 222-7387.