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Inmates to assist animal shelter on the Fourth of July as cuddlers

Posted at 6:51 PM, Jul 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-03 18:51:35-04

ORLANDO, Fla. — A group of inmates will have a special task this independence day.

They were hired to comfort dogs, which may be frightened by fireworks at an animal shelter, to the east of Orlando.

the Brevard County Sheriff's office came up with the unique concept to have inmates serve as cuddlers easing nerves.

some of the dogs up for adoption come from troubled backgrounds
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Sheriff Wayne Ivy says he is committed to, getting them reacquainted with people.