don’t throw us away
Don’t Throw Us Away is a nonprofit prison dog program which saves the lives of inmates and rescue dogs through training and education. Don’t Throw Us Away pairs abandoned dogs rescued from high kill shelters with inmates who are looking to improve their lives. Through this unlikely partnership, homeless dogs gain the love, training and rehabilitation that will make them adoptable and inmates become empathetic and gain a sense of responsibility and purpose, allowing them to re-enter society as productive citizens. Don’t Throw Us Away seeks to reduce the high rate of recidivism by providing inmates with valuable job skills w
hich increases their chances of gainful employment after release. Don’t Throw Us Away seeks to reduce the high rate of euthanasia in shelters and increase the amount of adoptions by providing dogs with the training they’ll need to be good family members, resulting in permanent placements.