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‘Operation Second Chance’ Program Gives Inmates The Opportunity To Train Rescue Dogs

Cersei is a German Shepherd and Operation Second Chance participant.
Cersei is a German Shepherd and Operation Second Chance participant.
Credit Joy Barge / WABE

At the Gwinnett County Jail,  a program called ‘Operation Second Chance’ gives inmates the opportunity to rescue dogs in need of loving homes.

The idea began back in 2010, with a partnership with the Georgia Society of Human Friends.

Since then, the program has grown to include more dogs and more adoptions. Last year, the program celebrated its ninth year and its 500th rescue dog adoption.

To hear more about how the program has grown since it first began, the “Closer Look with Rose Scott” team visited the jail in 2019 to speak with Deputy Cody Walker and to meet some of the inmate handlers and their dogs.

Hear the full story above.

WABE’s Joy Barge contributed to this report.