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New Leash on Life Program
The New Leash on Life program is a partnership between the Robeson Correctional Center and the Robeson County Humane Society. All of the dogs selected for the program are homeless animals and many of them were destined for euthanasia at the local dog pound. By bringing them to the Humane Society, we have saved their lives. And by putting them through the New Leash on Life program, we've made the dogs more adoptable.
Three dogs are selected at a time and paired with an inmate, who housetrains the dog and teaches him/her how to heel without pulling, sit, down, stay and come. They often teach them tricks such as roll over and play dead. The training is done on the Reward system, NEVER punishment. The dogs remain with their inmate trainer for 8 weeks and are also taught to overcome anxiety issues and behavioral problems. At the conclusion of the course, a graduation ceremony is held at Robeson Correctional Center.
The dogs are available for adoption and make the perfect pets. Below are some of our classes!
|Class # 11 October 27th, 2011|
|Class # 8 Graduation is Nov. 29th|
|Available||Available||Available||Class #7 Graduation is Sept. 27th|
|Available||Adopted||Adopted||Class # 7- Graduated July 2010|
|Class # 6 - Graduated June 7, 2010|
|Class # 5 - Graduated April 12, 2010|
|Class # 4 - Graduated February 15, 2010|
|Class # 3 - Graduated December 14, 2009|
|Class # 2 - Graduated October 19, 2009|
|Class # 1 - Graduated August 17, 2009|
The recidivism rate for inmates who work with dogs is less than 1%, far below the national average for inmates who don't work with dogs. Dogs inside the prison cut down on aggression and assist with anger management and reducing stress that can lead to violence.
Inmates learn additional skills that will assist them in re-entering the workforce upon their release.
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