Puppies for Parole celebrates 250th dog adoption milestone

A dog from Texas County was the 250th adopted animal in the Missouri Department of Corrections’ “Puppies for Parole Program.”  Launched Feb. 1, 2010, the agency began the program at the Jefferson City Correctional Center and it has since spread to 14 other institutions. 

A one-year-old female Border Collie named Faith recently become the 250th dog adopted.

Faith’s life before Puppies for Parole could be described as “rocky” at best. The Animal Shelter of Texas County (TASTC) received Faith from a man who pulled up in a truck and said he had a dog he no longer wanted. When shelter staff informed him that they would check and see whether they had space for Faith at the shelter, he immediately said that if they did not take the dog he would shoot her and leave her to die.

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