• “New Leash On Life” Program Rehabilitates Anxious Rescue Dogs And Utah Inmates

    1 month ago - By iHeart Dogs

    In October of 2020, the Utah County Jail started a program called “New Leash on Life.” As the dog pun indicates, it gives rescue dogs important opportunities to gain confidence and find permanent homes. The way these dogs train and learn to trust is what makes the program so valuable.
    The New Leash on Life program pairs hard-to-adopt dogs from the South Utah Valley Animal Shelter with inmates at the Utah County Jail. Training and socializing the frightened dogs gives the inmates an important responsibility and the therapeutic benefits of having a pet.
    Sgt. Chris Sainsbury, who...
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