In 2013, about 40% of dogs brought to Fulton County, Georgia, pounds were put down. Susan Jacobs-Meadows wanted to do something about it. Inspired by similar programs in other cities, she founded Canine CellMates. The idea behind the 10-week program is to pair a dog about to be euthanized with a nonviolent inmate who is about to join the outside world.
For the inmates, the benefits were also plentiful. Canine CellMates would help them find jobs, get things they need to become productive, like cell phones and computers.
To learn more about Canine CellMates and how you can support this amazing program, check out their Facebook page.