P.A.W.S. Program provides healing for both dogs and prison inmates

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On a sunny fall morning, seven inmates from the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility escorted their companion dogs to an outdoor recreation pen, enclosed with a fence and barbed wire. The inmates and their dogs were all part of the P.A.W.S. Program with Action Programs for Animals, a progressive animal welfare organization based in Las Cruces. Nora Insurriaga is the manager and liaison of the P.A.W.S Program with APA, and she explained how the program works.

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