Utah Department of Corrections

canKUTV) -- A local program is using prison inmates and shelter dogs to help veterans struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It’s called Canines with a Cause.


The program started at the Timpanogos Women’s Correctional Facility more than four years ago. More than 280 veterans have been helped, 280 dogs rescued and an estimated 25 inmates benefited.

“She’s helped me probably way more than I’ve helped her,” Bobbie Widdiman, inmate and dog trainer said about her dog, Hazel. She has been training the 6-year-old golden Labrador for two months.

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