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RiCI Makes Donation to Animal Shelter

RiCI Makes Donation to Animal Shelter

Richland Correctional Institution (RiCI) donated $3000 dollars to the Ashland County Animal Shelter. Since 2007, RiCI has participated in a Dog Rescue initiative in partnership with the Ashland County Animal Shelter. Over the years, the Animal Shelter has cut euthanasia through the collective efforts of RiCI with training dogs who would otherwise be hard to place. Volunteer programs, such as  “No Pawz Left Behind”, helps in treating the dogs that have medical issues.  They also help find homes for some dogs that are elderly or have long-term health issues. When they arrive at the facility they are provided with a clean healthy environment with individuals who provide not only training but companionship and care.  These dogs become the life of the residents who are with them 24 hours a day.

The Correctional Facility Pound Puppy Program is supervised by Mr. Kelly Rose (Inspector) and Lieutenant Jose Roque. The program has been in existence for more than 15 years producing well over 700 trained dogs and returning them back to the community.  All of the dogs trained by the facility have been adopted.  Each year the facility provide over 170,000 hours of community service with the Dog Program.  Qualified offenders assigned to  the facility who have a great desire and care for the dogs are given the opportunity to provide training to the dogs. The training is an eight week program. The adopted dogs are trained, with a license, inoculations, microchip, leash, collar, heart worm tested, and spayed or neutered.

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