3 dogs graduate from Paws with Purpose - WDRB 41 Louisville News

3 dogs graduate from Paws with Purpose

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- It's graduation day for some furry, four-legged students and their trainers behind bars.

Three dogs are moving on from a unique program for service dogs called Paws with Purpose.

Inmates serving time at the Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women have been training the dogs to help people with disabilities.

At Wednesday's graduation ceremony, the women were recognized along with the dogs and their recipients.

12 women are now taking part in the program. They say is as rewarding for them as the people who will rely on the dog's help.

It's the only service dog program of its kind in the state.

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