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New Dogs To The Prison Program.

Whew!  What a couple of weeks we’ve had.  I got miserably sick with a cold right when I was most busy.  But with the help of a whole mess of volunteers, we put together a load of dogs to go to the Second Chance at Life Prison Program run by the National Greyhound Foundation.  Last Thursday, January 13th, Natalie, who works in our adoption kennel, and I (Michelle, co-founder of FoG, just in case you don’t know who writes this blog) drove 13 greyhounds in the big white dog-truck all the way up to Quincy Florida (West of Tallahassee).  Seven and a half hours each way.  We left at 6:30 AM and got to the prison at 2 pm.  We handed off the dogs and watched them go behind the shiny razor wire.  Everytime I watch the program lady from the prison walk in with new dogs, it kind of scares me.  I do so worry about our babies.  But this is a good opportunity for them to get homes and I know in my head they’ll be better for it.  It’s just my heart I have a problem with. 

Meantime, Beverly Sebastian, founder of the program, brought out three other greyhounds that had completed their training and needed a ride south.  We were happy to oblige.  Turned out, the hitchhiking dogs were originally ours!  We hadn’t seen USS Money Talks, Backwoods Paloma and Kiowa Zeus since we’d dropped them there in October.  They looked so good!   We met their rides in Wildwood, Florida, where the Turnpike and I-75 meet. Two went to Gold Coast Adoptions in Clearwater and one was being taken to the airport to fly off to California and his new parents who fell in love with him watching his prison training on the internet.  So we got home about 10 pm on Thursday. It had been a hard trip but so worthwhile.  And Lee had replaced almost all of the dogs by the time we got back!