Under a new proposal to help dogs in shelters, Sheriff Wayne Ivey offered to allocate inmates to walk the caged animals. Officials had been wrestling with ways to make sure the dogs are sufficiently walked.
Inmates in county jails are being trained how to handle dogs.
The proposal is being seen as not only a pleasant activity for both man and dog, but also a cost-cutting measure. Better to put prisoners to work with pooper scoopers than civilians who'd demand to be paid, the thinking goes.
"I think this is an exceptional solution that will not financially impact our citizens, while benefiting our shelter pets," said Ivey, while Brevard County Animal Services and Enforcement Director Karla Torpy called the idea "awesome."
Below: This pooch can tell you why the caged dog barks.Huffington Post and WTSP.