Jen Deane took a leap of faith in leaving the financial world to run a dog rescue. But she didn’t stop there. Recognizing that pit bulls and prisoners are often the first to be written off, Deane created a program enabling local inmates to train dogs and prepare them for adoption. In her talk, she recounts the story of how Sugar Mama, a pit bull rescued from the dogfighting ring, helped one local inmate recover a sense of dignity and purpose. This story and others like it show why we all need second chances in life.
Jen Deane is the President of Pit Sisters and the Director of the TAILS (Teaching Animals and Inmates Life Skills) program. She is a CPDT-KA (Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed) and is an evaluator for the Association of Professional Dog Trainers CLASS program. Jen is also a Regional Director for the Miami Coalition Against Breed Specific Legislation and is a board member of Clearly Jacksonville.
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