LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Arkansas Paws in Prison program held a fundraiser for guests at the Governor's Mansion for "Bark at Dark."
Since Paws in Prison began in 2011, more than 200 of dogs have been saved. Shea Wilson with the Department of Correction said the program partners with animal shelters for dogs to use in therapy for the inmates.
Inmate train the animals for 8 to 10 weeks.
"Once the dogs are adopted through the animal shelter, they go to loving homes. We've had dogs adopted here in the state and all over the country," said Wilson.
"Bark at Dark" featured auctions and a special demonstration of skills by some of the Paws dogs. All of the proceeds from the fundraiser help fund the program's operational costs.