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PCC donates 20 dog houses to Mat Su Animal Shelter

Palmer Correctional Center has donated 20 dog houses to the Mat-Su Animal Shelter. The donation is in response to an urgent request for assistance after receiving 150 dogs into their care in a single occasion. Inmates at PCC Medium and PCC Minimum paid for materials through club sales and volunteered their time and labor to construct the doghouses, which were delivered last weekend. Correctional Officer Harry Moore and Sgt. Steinriede supervised the project.

For the past few years PCC has supported the Mat Su Animal Shelter by providing prisoner volunteer workers to assist once a week. That has been increased to twice a week, when staff is available to supervise, while the shelter works through its sudden increase in capacity.