Chatham County supports Operation New Hope for unwanted dogs

Chatham County supports Operation New Hope for unwanted dogs

L-R: Sheriff Al St. Lawrence; Cheryl Scott, DON; Ryan Haney, HSA and Sgt. Robert Brooks – officer in charge of Operation New Hope

Operation New Hope brings unwanted dogs, scheduled to be euthanized, into the jail in Savannah, Georgia. Preselected inmates house-train the dogs and teach them obedience in the hope of giving the dogs a second chance at adoption. The dogs remain in the inmate’s care, living in the same cell for four weeks. To date, 100% of the dogs in the program have been adopted, making it a win-win proposition for the dogs, the community and the inmates. Chatham County, a Corizon facility, is a staunch supporter of this program.

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