Dogs trained at Niagara County jail graduate and will go to vets

Posted 23 November 2022 at 9:53 am

Provided photos: These digs completed nine months of training while at the Niagara County Correctional Facility.

Press Release, Niagara County Sheriff’s Office

LOCKPORT – Niagara County Sheriff Michael Filicetti, in partnership with WNY Heroes, Niagara SPCA and Diamonds in the Ruff, is pleased to announce the graduation of Canines for the Positive for Heroes Program.

These canines have been training inside the Niagara County Correctional Facility for the past nine months.

On Tuesday, the canines graduated from the program and were delivered to their new veteran handlers.

“I want to thank WNY Heroes for bringing this program to our facility,” Filicetti said. “I also want to thank Niagara SPCA and Diamonds in the Ruff for supplying the dogs for this incredible program. And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the great deal of work put in by the Corrections staff and the trainers. This program is a great benefit for all our partners, but especially for the veterans who will now be partnered with these amazing dogs.”