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Second Chance at Life Greyhound Prison Partnership

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For years, the nightmare of the National Greyhound Foundation(NGF) has been the problem of not having a place to put the thousands of racing Greyhounds who retire in Florida every year until adoption groups can get them adopted. The NGF has researched Prison Pet Partnerships with other dogs and recognized the potential a Greyhound Prison Partnership can have for Greyhounds and Inmates. The NGF Board recently voted this new program, second Chance at Life Greyhound Prison Partnership, as the most important program the Foundation has every embarked upon.
This unique Prison Program will be replicated in Department of Correction Facilities across the country giving Inmates the chance to learn compassion, team skills, vocational skills and to become human again while saving the life of a retired racing Greyhound. They will affect the lives of not only the Inmates but of virtually all the staff at the prison.

 

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Katie Carroll

Location Homosassa, Florida
URL http://www.giveasecondchance.com/index.html
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  1. Animal roles
  2. Animals in culture
  3. Animal welfare
  4. Dogs
  5. Fostering
  6. greyhound racing
  7. partnerships
  8. prison-based animal programs
  9. Prisons
  10. rescue