Orange County Sheriff’s Department
Contacts: Lt. Jeff Hallock, (714) 647-7042/Gail Krause, (714) 647-1840
Inmates and Canines Graduate from the COLLAR Program
WHAT: The COLLAR (Canines Offering Life Lessons And Reward) Program pairs dogs from the Orange County Shelter classified as “last chance” due to behavioral issues with inmates from James A Musick Jail Facility. This class of graduates includes nine male inmates and three canines. After six weeks of classroom instruction, the inmates brought the dogs into their dorm-style cells for an additional six weeks of training.
At this graduation, the inmates will demonstrate the new tricks and commands the canines now follow such as sit, go-around, roll over and high-five. Dusty, a poodle/terrier, will continue to an advanced training program for possible placement with an autistic child; Mattie, a chocolate lab mix, will be transferred to her new adopter; and Peanut, a miniature poodle is still in need of adoption.
Media is invited to the graduation ceremony.
WHEN: Friday, September 20, 2013
10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: James A Musick Jail Facility
13502 Musick Honor Farm Road
WHO: Scheduled to be in attendance:
- Greg Boston, Director of Inmate Services
- Janette Thomas, Pathways to Hope
- Inmate graduates
Canine graduates include:
- Mattie, a chocolate lab mix
- Dusty, a poodle/terrier
- Peanut, a miniature poodle