There are many benefits to caring for a pet, and creating a bond between the owner and the animal. The fact that many animals are put to sleep just because they have not been found a home is saddening, but there is a place for these unwanted pets in some prisons, were a life long bond can help both the inmate and the dog.

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Herald No-Kill column: A pet can make you happy, healthy | Kris Weiskopf | Bradenton Herald