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A dog on the verge of death meets a prisoner with no hope

Wow. Saving these dogs' lives saves these men's lives.

A dog on the verge of death meets a prisoner with no hope
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This math will make you mad at first, but wait. We're gonna lock away the bad news and throw away the key.

SO...


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.



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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.

HUH?

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!

Share this story. You might save a precious pup's life.

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Then, last summer, we found ourselves in an unexpected scenario. I was working as a freelance writer with regular contract work and my husband left his job to manage our short-term rentals and do part-time contracting work. We both had incomes, but for the first time, no employer-provided insurance. His previous employer offered COBRA coverage, of course, but it was crazy expensive. It made far more sense to go straight to the ACA Marketplace, since that's what we'd have done once COBRA ran out anyway.

The process of getting our ACA healthcare plan set up was a nightmare, but I'm so very thankful for it.

Let me start by saying I live in a state that is friendly to the ACA and that adopted and implemented the Medicaid expansion. I am also a college-educated and a native English speaker with plenty of adult paperwork experience. But the process of getting set up on my state's marketplace was the most confusing, frustrating experience I've ever had signing up for anything, ever.

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People have big feelings about abortion, which is understandable. On one hand, you have people who feel that abortion is a fundamental women’s rights issue, that our bodily autonomy is not something you can legislate, and that those who oppose abortion rights are trying to control women through oppressive legislation. On the other, you have folks who believe that a fetus is a human individual first and foremost, that no one has the right to terminate a human life, and that those who support abortion rights are heartless murderers.

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