The Pets Advancing Wellness and Success (PAWS) in Detention Program

NEWS RELEASE: El Paso, Texas - The Pets Advancing Wellness and Success (PAWS) in Detention Program provides inmates with vocational training in basic dog handling, kennel management and dog obedience training.

Due to the Covid -19 Pandemic in 2020 the Paws Section was put on a halt.  Paws section saw the opportunity to begin an all -around remodel of the entire Paws area.  This included new kennel walls, painting of the entire structure and beautification of the landscape area.  Flower beds were also created to beautify focal points of the front lawn of the kennels.  Inmates with masonry skills also created art to the entrance of the kennels that included the state of Texas and local representation of the Star on the Franklin Mountains all done in masonry.  The final phase of the Kennels was, all new kennel fencing that was completed on 09/22/21.  This added 2 additional kennels for a total of 10 kennels and 6 dog runs.   The Paws program will be welcoming in 6 new K-9’s from the Animal Rescue League  on Tuesday 10/12/21 @ 10:30 am and also marks the startup of the vocational training in basic dog handling for Inmates.  The PAWS Kennels are located at the Jail Annex located at 12501 Montana, please let me know if you will be attending.


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Published 12 October 2021 02:05 PM by rvaquera


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