RIVERHEAD - A Suffolk animal shelter wants to send their dogs to jail.

Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue and Adoption in Port Jeff Station is proposing an inmate training program at the Riverhead Jail.

If approved, the dogs would be trained for appropriate human contact and the inmates would learn basic grooming, training and veterinary skills.

The program has not yet been approved by the jail, but the sheriff's office says it will consider anything beneficial to the inmates.