Shar Pei / American Pit Bull Terrier
A Atlanta, GA 30318 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs.
1 - 1 of 1 Adoptable Pets at This Shelter
We rescue our dogs from Fulton County Animal Services in Fulton County, GA.
Canine CellMates is a jail dogs program that operates out of Fulton County Jail, in Atlanta, Georgia. The mission of Canine CellMates is to establish a continuing partnership between Fulton County Animal Services, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office and Fulton County Jail, and Canine CellMates to rehabilitate inmates housed at Fulton County Jail and homeless dogs from Fulton County Animal Services through a Good Behavior Incentive program. We want to give the inmate a productive new sense of hope and newly trained skills to care for and train shelter dogs, and give the dogs the skills they need in order to become adopted into and spend the rest of their lives in loving and caring homes.
There are many programs across the country that are all slightly different, but with one important common thread - dogs which were otherwise subject to being euthanized are saved and given a new and better chance. The inmate handlers get to learn responsibility in caring for a living creature, accountability in working towards a goal, and are able to experience unconditional love and positive physical contact in an environment where those are not possible.
The incidence of violent outburst in prison and jail facilities where these program are in place has shown a dramatic decrease, sometimes as much as 50%. Recidivism rates have also shown marked improvements. The Atlanta metro area has one of the highest recidivism (or re-offend) rates in the country, around 70% within the first 2 years after release. In Gwinnett County, over 300 inmates have gone through this program to date, and only 6 or 7 of them have since re-offended, which is roughly 2.3%.
This is a program that has a huge ripple effect in the community, and that’s why we are so excited that this program launched in Fulton County Jail on June 3, 2013. We are already seeing amazing changes and invite you to be part of improving lives - both canine and human!
Visit us at www.CanineCellMates.org and on Facebook at Canine CellMates to see more pictures, information about our program, updates and more!
Sandy Springs Festival Meet & Greet - September 19, 2015...10am-4pm
Heritage on the Green
6075 Sandy Springs Circle
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
We are so excited about this event. Come see us, meet our dogs, and learn all about our awesome organization!
Upcoming events will be added, but we will gladly schedule a mini-Jail break to introduce you to any of our awesome dogs!