After seeing the video link below on "Operation Second Chance" in Georgia where "death row" shelter dogs in Gwinnett co. Georgia are spared euthanasia and instead sent to be trained by inmates in the Gwinnett County Jail and eventually adopted I decided to petition my Governor to start a similar program in my State of Florida. Money saved in NOT euthanizing dogs goes instead to funding the program. Personally I think every state should start a similar program...we could bring the death toll way down...Animals can change the hearts of humans and vice versa.. it's an excellent idea. Once we reach 1,000 signatures and I send to Gov. Rick Scott I' d like to send the results to a national representative. Looking into it now... see this video>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2_SU8fA0f4
Office of Governor Rick Scott
State of Florida
400 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001
Dear Governor Scott:
Congratulations on your recent election. We the undersigned, are hoping you may implement a new and exciting program in our state of Florida. We would like to propose that the state of Florida start a program similar to one in Gwinnett County Jail in Georgia where shelter dogs on the "kill list" or "death row" at kill shelters are given a second chance by using Department of Corrections inmates to retrain them. It's good for the dogs and the humans, and no tax funds need be used.. We believe that the State of Florida Department of Corrections and you, Govornor Rick Scott could be a trailblazer on this issue, as Gwinnett County Jail has done.
Operation Second Chance and the Gwinnett County Detention Center started this program to give Dogs a second chance at finding a safe and forever home. Also getting a second chance are the inmates at the jail. The Dogs are paired up with carefully selected inmates who are taught how to train and take care of the Dogs while they wait to be adopted.
The program has saved some really sweet Dogs who were minutes away from death. The inmates are so dedicated to training and taking care of the Dogs and they spend 24 hours a day with them. Every jail should have a program like this. Not only does it save Dogs lives it also gives the inmates responsibility and a companion who doesn't judge them and gives them unconditional love.
Please view this video of Jail dogs in GA and thank you sincerely for your time and consideration.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2_SU8fA0f4