Media Release

Paws on Parole 40th Academy Graduation

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 12:00 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County Animal Services invites the media to the graduation of the 40th Academy of the Paws on Parole (POP) program on Friday, July 17, 2015, at 9 a.m., at the Gainesville CI Work Camp. Due to security at the facility, the public is not able to attend the event.

The POP program brings together shelter dogs from Alachua County Animal Shelter with inmates (obedience trainers) from the Gainesville Work Camp. The dogs who graduate earn the AKC Canine Good Citizen Certificate. The graduating dogs are crate trained, housebroken, spayed/neutered, up-to-date on shots and micro-chipped.  POP also includes an Aftercare Network, which is a group that works with adopting families and their dogs to help integrate the training the dogs received.

For more information on the Paws on Parole program, contact Alachua County Animal Services Education Program Coordinator Hilary Hynes at 352-264-6881 or


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).