Janette Thomas rehabilitates man, beast

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News of abused, abandoned, stolen or heroic dogs captured readers’ attention in 2010. A few of these stories stand out as shocking, inspirational, innovative or just downright funny. We highlight our top stories and the ones that made readers sit up and take notice.
Prison pup program (January): If you could solve the world’s problems, from crime to abandoned dogs, Janette Thomas might have a solution for mankind. The Tustin resident rehabilitates abandoned dogs with help from incarcerated young men. Her prison pup program at two correctional facilities has saved more than 100 dogs from the Orange County Animal Care shelter. The dogs, once deemed as difficult and unruly, were trained by inmates or wards and within weeks had new homes with loving families. The inmates, in turn, learn a valuable lesson about structure and love.
Published in: on February 3, 2012 at 7:23 pm  Leave a Comment