Now more than ever, you are needed to donate your old blankets, towels, and sheets to your local animal shelter. With financial cut-backs, repairs on shelters are often put off, so if it's drafty, the animals suffer. I know my shelter uses rags to stuff under doors. No kidding! Empty out those closets... this is your chance to get rid of stuff and do something useful!

Monday, January 3, 2011

A Win-Win in Michigan

I completely and wholeheartedly support this effort made to socialize shelter dogs and have carefully-screened incarcerated people helping to train them and make them more adoptable. Good for the mental health of both dogs and inmates. It moves shelter dogs into homes since they are trained with basic commands and are made used to a more normalized living situation. Behavioral issues, which crop up due to lack of continuity and routine and made worse by the increased stress of shelter life, have been worked on before the adoption.
(Photos by REGINA H. BOONE/Detroit Free Press)

"Thanks to their stint at the Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility, the 10 former orphan hounds are now roll-over-and-rub-my-tummy certified Canine Good Citizens, ready to join new families in life outside the walls."

Read the full article here. Thanks to for the article.