Neads in the news - 2005
Partnering with Correctional Facilities to Raise and Train Assistance Dogs
The practice of placing dogs in prison for inmates to train was conceived in 1981 when Sister Pauline Quinn approached the administration of the Washington State Correctional Center for Women. Having had a dog named “Joni” help her survive a devastating young adulthood, she knew first hand how animals could enhance self-esteem and heal wounds. Who better to experience this healing than the women in this maximum-security prison?