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Butler Co. to allow inmates to host dogs in jail cells

This is Fonzie, the first dog going into the FIDO program.  This picture was taken when Fonzie came in as a stray to the Animal Friends Humane Society.  Fonzie had an embedded chain in his neck which was removed. Photo courtesy Butler Co. Sheriff's Office This is Fonzie, the first dog going into the FIDO program. This picture was taken when Fonzie came in as a stray to the Animal Friends Humane Society. Fonzie had an embedded chain in his neck which was removed. Photo courtesy Butler Co. Sheriff's Office

(HAMILTON, OH) -- The Butler County Sheriff's Office is lauching a new program that will allow inmates to hold dogs in their jail cells.

Project "F.I.D.O." (Free Inmate Dog Obedience) is being launched as a cooperative effort with the Butler County Animal Shelter.

Jail prisoners will provide basic forms of dog obedience training.

The Sheriff's Office says this is the first such program being conducted in a local county jail in Ohio.

This is the second step of a three-step animal program being initiated with jail prisoners.

FOX19.com staff

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