Puppies Behind Bars

Inmates train dogs for wounded veterans

On Saturday, Nov. 12, at 4 p.m., St. Andrew’s Church in Beacon will welcome photographer Peg Vance to discuss and share her work with Puppies Behind Bars. The program trains inmates at four New York State prisons, including in Fishkill and Beacon, to raise puppies for wounded veterans and explosive detection canines for law enforcement.

A veteran with a dog raised for him by New York prison inmates (Photo by Peg Vance)

A veteran with a dog raised for him by New York prison inmates (Photo by Peg Vance)

Vance has been photographing veterans with their dogs for six years. The program will include a Q&A with Puppies Behind Bars staff moderated by Rob Penner and a reception. The church is located at 15 South Avenue. For more information, visit puppiesbehindbars.com.


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