Inmates Train Dogs


Published 06/19 2014 10:47AM

Updated 06/19 2014 10:49AM

(WKYC)  Chardon High School shooting survivor Nick Walczak went to prison today. Not for a crime, but to speak to inmates interested in joining a service dog training program.

W.A.G.S. 4 Kids, Working Animals Giving Service 4 Kids, is expanding into the Grafton Correctional Institution. W.A.G.S. 4 Kids is a charity organization that provides service dogs to disabled children in need.

Walczak received his dog, Turner, from the organization last year.

Training a dog can be expensive, that's why W.A.G.S. 4 Kids utilizes prison inmates. Their first program started at the North Central Correctional Complex in Marion. Inmates cared for and worked with the dogs 24/7.

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