March 3, 2012
Staff Photo: Brendan Sullivan Gwinnett County inmate William "Ziggy" Hartman gives a "high five" to his dog Brauny Smurf Brooks in his cell at the Gwinnett County Jail on Thursday. "We can sit our rooms at night with the bitter sweet feeling of missing our dog but knowing it's with a family and it's not going to be euthanatized and it's not going to be put down and it's going to be well taken care of and it's because we put our soul into it," Hartman said. Operation Second Chance is a program where inmates from the Gwinnett County Jail help train dogs that would otherwise be euthanized at the shelter. The dogs live with the inmates 24 hours a day. The Operation Second Chance at the Gwinnett County Jail has saved 113 dogs in its two years of existence.
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Operation Second Chance program at Gwinnett County Jail has saved more than 100 dogs in two years of existence. (VIDEO INSIDE)