Young men who have been behind bars due to assault, drug offenses, or theft are training guide dogs. According to them, because of being given the chance to interact with these dogs, their lives were changed.
– Guide dogs for vision-impaired are being trained by inmates.
– The project was launched by Guide Dogs New South Wales.
– This is because trainers for guide dogs are…
The Guide Dogs New South Wales thought of the program because they now lack guide dog trainers. The organization wanted to decrease the six-month waiting time for vision-impaired individuals thus the program. Per guide dog in training, two inmates are assigned to them and they will all work together five times a day.
One of the inmates training a guide dog said that he is proud of himself because he is training the dog for a good reason and he can finally give back to the community.
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