Helping inmates and dogs at the same time

6:26 PM, Jun 3, 2013   |    comments
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FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Our heroes in blue are working to keep criminals out of jail and dogs from being euthanized.

Fulton County Sheriff Ted Jackson officially launched a new program called "canine Inmates."

It's similar to the one already in place in Gwinnett County.  Officials bring in dogs at the jail where they will train with professional trainers and inmate-handlers.

When the dogs "graduate," they will go into new homes.

Officials say the program is even more important for inmates, because it can help them change their lives in positive ways that will keep them out of jail once they're released.

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