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Women Offender Programs and Issues

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Pet Facilitated Therapy in Correctional Institutions


F. Funding

Due to financial restraints or lack of institutional support, many institutions do not fund PFT programs. In the United States and United Kingdom, inmates supported the program through fundraising activities such as growing plants, grooming animals the community brings in, or selling the offspring of the animals they care for (Rosenblatt, 1976). To maintain a PFT program can be quite costly as the trainers’ salary, equipment, and food must be factored in.