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Juvie Kids Stay Out Of Trouble By Training Dogs!

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This is incredible!

The Kent County Juvenile Detention Center is all about helping kids transform themselves, instead of punishing them for their past!

They teach their teenagers to train and take care of dogs, as they prep the pups for adoption!

Here is a summary of the program:

"During the dog's time at [Kent County Juvenile Detention Center], the youth work with the [Humane Society of West Michigan] Behavior staff and are responsible for feeding, grooming, training, socializing and caring for the dog. In addition to preparing the dog for adoption, the youth develop responsibility, empathy and compassion for all living things that they will take back to their communities."

We think this is totally inspirational, and we hope other juvenile programs follow suit.

It's better to teach society's children how to be better citizens, than to give up on them altogether!

Or at least that is how we feel!

Check out the video by watching it (above) !!!

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One comment to “Juvie Kids Stay Out Of Trouble By Training Dogs!”

  1. Amanda C says – reply to this


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    You should come and check out the program first hand! I LOVE this shelter, the program and the lady that heads the program! She is AMAZING and has helped changed lives!!! Thank you for Posting this story! The Humane Society of West Michigan does AMAZING things for animals and their people!!!