I love this month’s featured organization! I met Karen, who volunteers for Freedom Tails, at BarkWorld last year in Atlanta. Freedom Tails is a non-profit organization that supports a program run out of the Stafford Creek Corrections Center (SCCC) in Aberdeen, Washington. This program trains dogs who were once in various shelters in the local area and pairs them with incarcerated prisoners to be trained. I think this is completely awesome! There is a non-profit organization, also called Freedom Tails, that supports the prison dogs.
First, everyone wins in Freedom Tails’ program. The shelter dogs receive another chance at life and the prisoners receive the opportunity to take care of a living being, providing love and affection. Second, the prisoners learn skills that they can apply to their life outside of the prison after they are released. Finally, the dogs are adopted by families who receive a new friend that is trained in basic commands. And, the cycle continues!
Like any non-profit program, Freedom Tails can use our assistance with monetary donations and other items such as toys and medications. Please check out this website for their current needs!
Everyone deserves a second chance, whether it be a dog or a person. I always say that no one deserves to be judged by their very worst moment in life. The Freedom Tails program teaches responsibility, compassion, love and respect to the animal, handler and adoptive family. Please visit these two websites (Freedom Tails, Freedom Tails wish list) supporting the Freedom Tails program to learn more about them and spread the word about their mission today!