Local prison inmates are teaching and training shelter dogs to prepare them for adoption.
Iowa City Animal Services and the Iowa Medical Classification Center have teamed up to offer a program that matches shelter dogs with inmates who temporarily live and work with the animals to improve manners and teach basic obedience skills.
This is the first program of its kind in Johnson County, and began in January 2017 with one dog, and has since helped 18. Every animal that has completed the program has been adopted.
Four dogs are currently being trained and cared for at...