Many former racing greyhounds have their lives on hold in cages because of a lack of foster homes. Some nonviolent inmates in Indiana are ready to make amends. Together, we can impact both.
Prison Greyhounds provides fostering, training, and socialization for retired greyhounds prior to their adoption into permanent loving homes. Nonviolent inmate-handlers find compassion, unconditional love and rehabilitation through their foster responsibility with these dogs. We provide regular coaching as the handlers gain teamwork experience, and an opportunity to explore a better way of living before being released into our community.
In addition to fostering dogs inside an Indiana prison, we also promote the adoption of greyhounds that retired with racing injuries. These dogs often wait the longest in the kennels before someone says “We want that dog!” We take the dogs that some consider “damaged goods” and find them loving, responsible homes by telling their story.
Small Miracles Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Inc. (TENNESSEE) is a non-profit corporation founded through love in 1995 to enhance the physical, emotional, social and cognitive growth of individuals with special needs through means of equine-assisted activities and therapies. Our programs include Therapeutic Horseback Riding, Positive Youth Development and Equine Services for Heroes. Small Miracles is a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International member-center.
In 2016, the Tony’s Crew Award was for $5,000.
In 2015, the Tony’s Crew Award of $5,500 will be used to help cover the costs of transportation as well as medical expenses to prepare the dogs for training and adoption into a their forever homes. Success in the prison training program begins with transporting the greyhounds to Indiana from the Daytona Beach Kennel Club.