Prisoners Train Rescue Dogs To Be Adopted
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Karma Rescue, a nonprofit that saves dogs from high-kill shelters, partnered with the California State Prison Los Angeles County in Lancaster to create "Paws for Life," a program that matches rescued dogs with inmates who train them for a better chance at adoption. Karma Rescue has saved the lives of over 2,000 dogs since 2003. Prisoners apply for the limited slots in the training program by writing essays and being interviewed. They prisoners also have to remain free of violence, disruption and drug use. Fourteen inmates were selected to train five shelter dogs who stayed at the prison this summer for a 12-week program. The response was tear jerking. Once the prisoners saw the dogs and started interacting with them, they were openly emotional. You could tell this program was going to be extremely beneficial for both dog and man. The dogs will go on to be adopted because of the time and training from the inmates. But I raise the question, who really saved whom?
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