D.A.W.G.S. in Prison receives grant from Tony Stewart Foundation

Published: Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 08:58 AM.

D.A.W.G.S. in Prison would like to thank the Tony Stewart Foundation for its generous grant in the amount of $5,000. This grant will help us in continuing to change the lives of both man and his best friend. D.A.W.G.S. mission is to provide training and education for both inmate and dog, resulting in permanent homes for the dogs, viable job skills for the inmate, and productive jobs and a law-abiding life upon release.

The D.A.W.G.S. in Prison program is a joint effort between St. Joseph Bay Humane Society, Gulf Correctional Institution and Gulf County Board of County Commissioners. Since the conception of DAWGS more than 4 years ago, over 320 dogs and inmates have been given a second chance at life.

For the dogs, they receive the rehabilitation and training needed for a chance at adoption. For the inmates, they gain the skills and experience vital in living a productive law-abiding life upon release.

The mission of the Tony Stewart Foundation is to raise and donate funds to help care for children diagnosed with critical or chronic illness, animals which are at-risk or endangered, and for drivers injured in the sport of motor racing. D.A.W.G.S. graciously thanks the Tony Stewart Foundation for acknowledging our program as a grant award recipient and looks forward to another successful year in 2014.

If you are interested in adopting one of our graduates or want more information on our D.A.W.G.S. in Prison program, please visit our website at dawgsinprison.com . You can also like us on Facebook or contact the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society at 850-227-1103.

For more information about the Tony Steward Foundation, you can visit their website at tonystewartfoundation.org

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