The Animal Planet’s show “Pit Bulls and Parolees” was scheduled to shoot an episode on July 28th at the women’s prison in Grants NM about the rescue program, “Heeling Hearts.” I just received word today that the Animal Planet canceled because they feel that filming such programs in a women’s prison will not draw as many viewers as the same type of program in a men’s prison.
PB & J Family Services, a 501c3 non-profit entity, has also provided a program, Heeling Hearts, at the New Mexico women’s prison in Grants NM where dogs are rescued from the Cibola County shelter and placed into the loving care of participating women in the prison. Here the dogs receive the love and attention they have lacked, as well as helping the women, many of which have lived a life of abuse and addiction, how to love once again – and sometimes for the first time in their life.
Heeling Hearts participated in the annual NM Humane Society’s Doggie Dash & Dawdle 2010 whose goal is to gain support for the dogs at the shelters within the state.
I volunteer with this program. If you would like more information or are interested in adopting a dog, please contact me directly. My contact is in the upper right corner of this site.
Here is a slideshow showing the booth provided by Heeling Hearts.