Operation Second Chance

Welcome to Operation Second Chance. This jail dog program was implemented by the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office and Society of Humane Friends in February 2010. This is one of the first, if not the first, program in the nation to be operated in a county jail instead of a prison environment.

This program is designed to save the lives of dogs destined for death in our local shelter. Once here, the dogs reside with the inmates chosen to work with them and those inmates will train them in basic obedience. The inmates will also learn to groom and care for the animals. Not only is the dog getting a second chance, but the inmates are learning valuable social and vocational skills that will help them become more productive citizens once they are released from jail. Hopefully, those inmates involved in the program will not return to jail again once they are released.

The program is at no cost to the taxpayers of Gwinnett County. The care, food, training and vet services for the dogs are all being provided through volunteers and the Society of Humane Friends. Society of Humane Friends is responsible for all adoptions through this program. Please contact the organization if you are interested in giving one of these very deserving dogs a forever home.




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