Dog in therapy program for prison inmates is found dead

WPXI | 9/4/2018 | Staff
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Posted by Josephs Legacy on Sunday, September 2, 2018

LEBANON, Ohio - A nonprofit in Lebanon is pulling out of its program for inmates at the Warren Correctional Institution.

The program allowed some inmates to interact with dogs.

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But one canine, a German shepherd named Evie, was recently found dead in the prison.

Katherine Hartung had been fostering Evie through Joseph's Legacy.

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Evie had a tough life, "a broken hip, having surgery. Living on the streets... She was a part of our family," said Hartung.

Hartung said her life has also changed since becoming Evie's foster.

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"It's been more fulfilled. These dogs, I don't want to say you get a sense of gratification for yourself, but you feel like you've contributed, done something for these dogs," said Hartung.


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She says the dog was a Houdini of sorts, jumping over fences and even unlocking doors. So she handed her over to the Warren...
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