Friday, October 11, 2019

It's love at first sight

An foundation called Canine Cell Mates runs a program with the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta, Georgia. Shelter dogs are cared for and trained by inmates for a period of two months.  The dogs mean the world to their temporary owners. Afterward, the chance of these well-trained dogs finding a home increases considerably.

Inmate handlers receive many benefits too. They learn responsibility by caring for a dog. They learn accountability in working towards a goal, and they experience the joy of unconditional love. The incidents of violent outbursts has shown a dramatic decline, and recidivism rates have shown a drastic improvement.

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