CHATHAM COUNTY, GA – This weekend several Savannah humane society dogs in the operation new hope program were given forever homes.
The program goes through the Chatham county jail and lets inmates interact and foster shelter dogs. During this adoption event the jail adopted one of it’s own, Winslow.
Winslow is a 3 year old white American Bulldog and is excited about starting his new career as a member of the Sheriff’s Office staff. Winslow will be begin training to become a certified therapy dog that will not only assist with inmates but also the officers and staff.
Working within the jail or on the enforcement staff of the Sheriff’s Office can be extremely stressful so having a certified therapy dog is going to benefit all involved.
“Operation New Hope is two fold. Number one to train the dogs so they can be adoptable and go out to a new home and also to have the dogs train the inmates to give them some good life skills so when they’re out of here they can become productive citizens and rejoin society,” says sheriff’s office public information officer Pete Nichols.
The humane society will host one more operation new hope adoption event at the end of this month.