PAALS offers behind the scenes look at prison program

Posted on February 10, 2014 

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For the past five years, Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services (PAALS) and Kershaw Correctional Institution (KerCI) have taught inmates to train dogs for people with disabilities.

Now the public can see what goes on “behind the walls” of the PAALS Prison program.

PAALS and KerCI are offering a Meet and Greet event at 6 p.m. Feb. 20 at the KerCI facility, 4848 Goldmine Hwy., Kershaw. Participants will enjoy dinner, a tour of where the dogs live and train, and a training demonstration from an inmate.

In addition, attendees will hear from a local assistance dog recipient whose dog was trained by Prison PAALS.

Call (803) 788-7063 to make a reservation. Reservations must be made by Thursday, Feb. 13. Participants must be 18 or older.

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