Friday, April 27, 2007

Friday Hound Blogging

Here's a little ironicus for you: the overlords are, aside from the current administration in Washington, probably some of the most corrupt people on the planet. Yet it's the greyhounds that are going to jail.

The program, dubbed the Second Chance at Life Greyhound and Prisons partnership, started in June at four Indiana prisons and soon will expand to three more, said J. David Donahue, commissioner of the Indiana Department of Correction.

We wrote about this once before, but it seems the idea has taken off and there are active sites at prisons in Michigan, Ohio, and now Indiana.

Police Department Sgt. Rick Hubbard remembers one inmate who credited training the greyhound with helping him re-establish a relationship with his son. The emotional experience of having the dog for 10 weeks helped him rethink his priorities, he said.

Hmm...just being around the greyhounds makes a person more human. OK, what's the overlords' excuse Alamo?

Alamo is a little timid, but he is very sweet. He is young, curious, and intelligent. He is generally on the quiet side. He will bark at strange things outside and will bark when he thinks he sees something (like his own reflection). He likes to play with toys and with the male greyhound in the home. Alamo would do well in a working family home with well-mannered children, 8 and up. He is good with other dogs and would probably be okay as an only dog. For more information about this dog, and other rescued racing greyhounds looking for homes, go here. If you don't know about the plight of racing greyhounds go here.

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