Humane Society of Wichita Co., Juvenile Probation officials offer second chances through program


3 (–DARRELL–)ACCORDING TO A REPORT BY “PRISON POLICY”…. NEARLY 53,000 YOUTH OFFENDERS ARE HELD IN FACILITIES AWAY FROM HOME EVERY DAY. BUT, AS CURTIS JACKSON SHOWS US…. FOLKS WITH BOTH THE WICHITA FALLS JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM AND THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF WICHITA COUNTY ARE LOOKING TO CHANGE THAT.. WITH K9 SECOND CHANCE RESCUE.”CEASAR YOUR TURN.” ((–CURTIS JACKSON REPORTING–))IT CAN BE HARD TO TEACH AN OLD DOG NEW TRICKS— WELL WHAT ABOUT TEACHING A NEW DOG OLD TRICKS?THATS WHAT THESE KIDDOS ARE DOING AND ITS ALL PART OF THE K9 SECOND CHANCE PROGRAM.LES HUNGERFORD/// COUNSELOR”THIS PROGRAM IS MEANT, OR DESIGNED TO BOTH HELP OUR KIDS TO GET THEM INVOLVED IN THINGS AS WELL AS OF COURSE HAVE IT WHERE WE HAVE DOGS THAT ARE ADOPTED.”LES HUNGERFORD IS A COUNSELOR WITH WICHITA COUNTY JUVENILE PROBATION AND SAYS THEY HAVE BEEN DOING THIS PROGRAMS LIKE THIS FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND SAYS THE BENEFITS BEHIND IT A CRUCIAL FOR YOUNG KIDS.LES HUNGERFORD/// COUNSELOR”THEY CERTAINLY UNDERSTAND, THEY PROBABLY HAD AN IDEA OF THE URGENCY OF GETTING THESE DOGS ADOPTED OUT BUT YEAH I THINK THEY’VE SEEN THAT IDEA OF RESPONSIBILITY, I THINK HAS REALLY PICKED UP.” ISAAH BRIGHTMAN IS ONE OF THOSE KIDS GOING THROUGH THE PROGRAM AND SAYS HE ENJOYS WORKING WITH HIS DOG ROOSTER. ISAAH BRIGHTMAN/// YOUTH K9 TRAINER”ITS BEEN A REAL GOOD EXPERIENCE. BASICALLY WHENEVER WERE TEACHING A DOG ITS KIND OF LIKE TEACHING YOURSELF. YOU GET TO END UP HOW TO TEACH THEM NEW STUFF AND SKILLS LIKE THEY CAN LEARN THAT AS THEY GO IN LIFE.”SOMETHING THAT ELIJAH COOPER AGREES WITH.ELIJAH COOPER/// YOUTH K9 TRAINER”IT HELPS YOU LEARN ABOUT THE DOGS AND HELPS YOU ACQUIRE SOCIAL SKILLS, LIKE WORKING WITH OTHER PEOPLE, HELPING TRAIN THE DOGS AND YOU GET TO MEET NEW FRIENDS.”NEW FRIENDS THAT ARE COMING TOGETHER FOR ONE GOAL– TO FIND THESE GUYS A FUREVER HOME.(–DARRELL–)THE K9 SECOND CHANCE ADOPTION EVENT WILL BE NEXT SATURDAY, AUGUST 10TH, AT 3PM…. AT PETSMART. SO, MAKE SURE TO SHOW UP AND HELP THOSE LITTLE FRIENDS FIND A HOME 3

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