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Canine CellMates began on June 3, 2013 in Fulton County Jail, in Atlanta, Georgia. Canine CellMates works with the Fulton County Sheriff's Department and the Fulton County Jail to provide a program that is as much about rehabilitation and the reduction of recidivism as it is about saving shelter dogs. The ultimate goal is that each dog graduates and goes into a loving and forever home, and men that have evolved while in the program, and supported upon their release, go on to live productive lives without further incarceration.
" Utilizing shelter dogs to change the lives of incarcerated men."
Canine CellMates strives to provide a better life for both the inmates in the Fulton County Jail and rescued shelter dogs from FCAS. During an intensive ten week course consisting of education, training and overall care for the dogs, we hope to positively change both the dogs and the inmates. During this time, each inmate handler has the opportunity to train and bond with their assigned dog. At the end of the training course, our goal is for the dogs to pass and obedience test similar to the AKC's Canine Good Citizen Certification test and graduate into a wonderful, forever home. We also aim to provide viable job skills for the inmates and create a new overall lease on life for both the dogs and the inmates.
YOU are Canine CellMates. Canine CellMates wouldn’t be able to save dogs and educate inmates before, during and after our program, without the generosity and dedication of people like you. There are so many opportunities for individuals or groups to help. No matter what your skills, we can find a way for you to share love and hope.
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