By DOUG DAVISON, Houston Herald
Last August, The Animal Shelter of Texas County (TASTC) began its “Healing Paws” program in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Corrections (DOC) South-Central Corrections Center in Licking (SCCC).
Some of the results have been noteworthy, while others are downright remarkable.
Healing Paws is TASTC’s offshoot of the “Puppies for Parole” program in which the DOC partners with animal shelters and animal advocate groups throughout the state to pair rescued dogs with offenders incarcerated at state prisons.

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