The Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) frequently receives horses who require extra care before they're ready to be adopted.
The ARL works with the North Central Correctional Facility in Rockwell City, IA to set up a special program called WHINNY, where inmates will be trained to provide temporary care and rehabilitation for horses seized from abuse and neglect environments.
While working with homeless pets to make them more adoptable, inmates involved are learning skills necessary for their own success as well. The WHINNY program teaches responsibility, patience, leadership, teamwork, self-control and self-esteem. The training gained through these programs helps prepare the inmates for future employment opportunities and allows them to contribute positively to the community.
To learn more about the Whinny program, contact the ARL Rescue Ranch Coordinator at (515) 473-9112 or email@example.com.