Wow. Saving these dogs' lives saves these men's lives.
This math will make you mad at first, but wait. We're gonna lock away the bad news and throw away the key.
- 6 million to 8 million cats and dogs enter shelters each year, according to the ASPCA.
- 3 million to 4 million cats and dogs are adopted each year from shelters, according to the Humane Society.
Yeah. I'm not liking that math either.
According to The Humane Society, 2.7 million otherwise perfectly lovable, adoptable pets are put down each year.
NO. No no no.
But get this — there is a place they could go.
Where they could be loved and cared for.
Where they could in turn give the love and care that they have to offer ... because they're pets, and pets are wonderful.
These filmmakers (and some awesome programs) have an idea.
SEND THE DOGS TO PRISON.
Yes! Listen, it's not great that we have so many prisoners in America, but this is a great way to work that problem.
The prisoners rehabilitate the dogs. And the dogs rehabilitate these prisoners.
And I feel emotional about that.
The power of dog love! Phew. Breathing.
So instead of throwing BOTH human AND canine lives away, partnerships between prisons and shelters give BOTH inmates AND shelter doggies a new lease on life.
It's a crazy idea. But it works.
I'm ready to see more!