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June 17, 2016

ICAN DOG RENN CARRIES ON NAMESAKE TRADITION OF ASSISTANCE

Shennea Dixon Renn

Indianapolis, Indiana (June 17, 2016) - On June 16, 2016 at the Indiana Women's Prison (IWP) over 300 guests, including former Mayor Greg Ballard, witnessed another Indiana Canine Assistant Network (ICAN) celebration. There were six 'passing of the vests,' releasing the dogs to their new owners.  The graduation party theme was the Wizard of Oz.  This event has taken place at the Women's Prison since 2003.

The Community Perspective was given by Lynn Renn, wife of IMPD Officer Perry Renn who was killed in the line of duty in 2014.  Mrs. Renn was introduced by TV News Personality and Meteorologist, Nicole Misencik. Misencik has an obvious passion for this work as demonstrated by her efforts on the show, 'Maizie Mondays' on WTHR. Mrs. Renn thanked ICAN handlers and donors for their work with the dog Renn who was named in her husband's honor. She then introduced ICAN recipient, Shennea Dixon, who is the proud recipient of Renn. Shennea gave a tearful thank you to everyone involved.

Shennea closed the graduation ceremony by singing the song 'Home' (The Music of Scott Alan).

"Our facility looks at the ICAN program as a privilege.  We are grateful to be included in such a worthy cause," commented Assistant Superintendent LaShelle Turner.

Pictures:

Opening comments by ICAN Executive Director Jillian Miller

Guests with dogs names on the wall

Assistant Superintendent LaShelle Turner and former Mayor Greg Ballard

Assistant Superintendent LaShelle Turner and Assistant Superintendent Andrew Cole, Pendleton Correctional Facility ICAN Facilitator

Shennea Dixon with Renn

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