Prison dogs get comfy beds
THE DOGS WHICH HELP PROTECT the prison at Dodds, St Philip, now have the “creature comforts” of home after a presentation by the British Women’s Club yesterday.
The 15 dogs now have their own dog beds after a presentation at the Clock Tower, Main Guard.
Volunteer Diana Robertson told the MIDWEEK Nation the idea came to her after she visited the prison, as part of residential association.
“I asked to see the dogs because I’m a big dog lover and I could see they were very well looked after but they didn’t have any creature comforts,” she recalled.
As a result, after donations from friends, the British Women’s Club, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, the beds were brought in by Simon Jackson, of Solo.
“I’ve been told they [the dogs] are all on them now and they are not lying on the concrete,” said Robertson.
Prison Officer Richard Alleyne, who accepted the donations on behalf of the prison, thanked the British Women’s Club.
“The beds will come in very handy for the dogs to lie on as opposed to being just on the cold concrete,” he noted. (HLE)