Seized dogs to be trained by inmates

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – There is some good news for several of the 12 dogs rescued last month from what humane agents said was a house of filth in Warren.

Three of the dogs, Mason, Jo-Jo and Maggie, left the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County Wednesday morning and are heading to boot camp at the Trumbull Correctional Institution in Warren Township. The dogs will be trained by inmate handlers, learning basic commands over the next 10 weeks.

Humane Officer Robin Stowe said despite the circumstances the old dogs were kept in, they can be taught new tricks.

“It is very important. It helps some of our dogs that are not adoptable find good homes. With the little bit of training they will get, we have a pretty good success rate of a chance of getting them adopted,” Stowe said.

The Animal Welfare league sends six dogs every 10 weeks for training at TCI.

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