Bunbury prisoners restore trailer to gift GreyhoundAngels of WA

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VSO instructor Greg Adams, Recreational Activities officer Garry Stokes and Bunbury Regional Prison Lieutenant Kerri Bishop present the finished trailer to GreyhoundAngels volunteer Jenny Dunlop.Picture: Briana Fiore/Harvey-Waroona Reporter
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Inmates at Bunbury Regional Prison have restored a mini-trailer which will be used for transporting greyhounds.

They presented the finished product to GreyhoundAngels of WA, an organisation committed to finding homes for retired greyhounds on Wednesday.

The prisoners have also been helping to raise several greyhounds in preparation for adoption.

GreyhoundAngels volunteer Jenny Dunlop said there were four dogs being trained at the prison and there have been more than 60 dogs in total.

“The program is so important because it gives these dogs a life after racing,” Mrs Dunlop said.

“Many guards have adopted the greyhounds after having them in the prison, because they realise how great they are as pets.”

Mrs Dunlop also said the revamped trailer would assist in moving dogs around as they were not used to travelling inside of cars.

Bunbury Regional Prison Lieutenant Kerri Bishop said the prisoners had done a fantastic job restoring the trailer.

“The workers in the cabinet shop, metal shop, paint shop and small engine shop have all worked together on the project,” she said.

One of the prisoners, Allan, said he helped with the project and enjoyed having the dogs inside the facility.

“If someone’s in a bad mood, the dogs really do cheer them up,” he said.

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