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New Leash on Life USA Overview
To improve the life of inmates and save the lives of dogs.
New Leash on Life USA is a new generation prison dog-training program that saves the lives of shelter dogs by training and socializing them to enhance their adoptability while helping inmates learn to train and care for dogs. With New Leash on Life USA, dogs live in the cells with their inmate trainers 24/7, making New Leash dogs highly desirable for adoption and ensuring the long-term success for both humans and canines.
Dogs Rescued: 40
Dogs passed Canine Good Citizen: 100%
Dogs adopted: 95 %
Inmates enrolled: 80
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Training a vulnerable population (inmates in the city of Philadelphia) who may have had a very aversive upbringing to use positive and motivational techniques to help another vulnerable population (shelter animals) is such a win/win! As a local dog trainer who preaches the importance of positive ...
New Leash on Life, the vision of Founder Marian Marchese, is about second chances, and not just for the dogs that are rescued from their impending fate of being euthanized, but for those that society might otherwise have given up on as part of the U.S. prison population.
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This organization positively affects two populations in jeopardy. If you read the statistics about prisons in this country it's very discouraging and if you go to ACCT in Philadelphia your heart will break. In both institutions staff are working hard to turn the tables and a program like New Leash...
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