Surrendered dog heads to Augusta prison to be trained and help inmates


A dog surrendered to animal services is making its way to the Augusta Medical Prison. 

The prison is teaming with Augusta Animal Services to initiate a new program. Monty, the first dog in the program, has been at the shelter for 4 months. Prisoners will train Monty in hopes he will get adopted into a forever home. In return – officials say it’ll help inmates on a therapeutic level.

“He will be teamed up with two inmates. They are going to crate train him, house break him, teach him to walk properly on a leash, sit, all the basic things. He has been in our shelter since August, and people keep overlooking him because he is a bit wild. They are going to socialize him, and he is going to be a great pet,” Interim Director of Augusta Animal Services told us. 

You can keep up with Monty’s journey in the Augusta Animal Services Facebook page

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