Monroe Correctional Facility Inmates & Dogs Get A New 'Leash' On Life | Pit Bull Press | Positive Pit Bull News
Published On: Mon, May 7th, 2018

Monroe Correctional Facility Inmates & Dogs Get A New ‘Leash’ On Life

ROCHESTER, New York – Monroe Correctional Facility with help from Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester created a program to train inmates as dog handlers to help dogs who need help before being placed up for adoption.

Rugby the pit bull has taken over the Monroe Correctional Facility in Brighton.

The 2-year-old white and brown dog may not rule the jail but has captured the hearts of inmates and deputies as the lone dog to reside in the 300-person jail.

The program, A New Leash on Life, matches unadoptable and untrained dogs with jail inmates, who then spend six to eight weeks training each dog.

Monroe County Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn this week will announce the new program, a partnership between the sheriff’s office and Humane Society of Greater Rochester. It’s the newest of several programs designed to help inmates prepare for life after incarceration.

Once trained and returned to Lollypop Farm in Perinton, each dog “is more likely to be adopted,” he said.

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