The dog program at Bell County Forestry Camp (BCFC) is called "Second Chance Paws" and is a partnership with the Knox-Whitley Humane Association in Corbin, KY. This program places a select few dogs from crowded shelter life with inmate handlers to learn basic socialization and obedience skills, providing the dogs a second chance at life. During the eight-week program the dogs learn basic obedience skills, how to happily co-exist with many different people, proper leash walking skills, and socialization - all of which are highly adoptable traits. Not only does this program offer valuable training for the dogs, it offers the inmates a chance to learn life skills and what second chances are truly about.
Currently the Knox-Whitley Humane Society can be contact by telephone for adoption requests, Tuesday through Friday, from 11am to 4pm, and Saturday from 10am to 2pm. The number for the Humane Society is (606) 526-5925. The office is closed on Sunday and Monday.
The shelter also has a Facebook page.
A new website is currently under construction and will be available in the near future at www.Knox-WhitleyHumaneAssociation.org.