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New Leash on Life USA Featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer Six-Article Series

On May 10, 2013 by Schnader in News

From May 5-10, 2013, The Philadelphia Inquirer spotlighted nonprofit group New Leash on Life USA in a six-article front-page series, which included online versions featuring videos, slide shows and unabridged text.

New Leash on Life USA offers one of the country’s most unique prison-dog training programs – saving the lives of at-risk shelter dogs by training prison inmates to care for and socialize them, thereby enhancing their adoptability. Inmates attend workshops on life skills and job readiness. Once paroled, many of the program’s inmate graduates receive opportunities for paid internships in the animal care field.

The Philadelphia Inquirer articles:

May 5: Prisoners pair up with hard-to-train dogs

May 6: Frustration piles up: The men are held accountable for their charges

May 7: Facing a test of faith: Obedience drills to reveal progress – or failure

May 8: Inmates battle doubts and sweat out dog-training test

May 9: Graduation Scramble: Dogs are on the fast track to new, loving homes
May 10: There’s new resolve: Paroled inmates try to avoid pitfalls

Schnader has provided pro bono representation to New Leash on Life USA since its inception. Partner J. Denny Shupe is one of the founding members of the organization’s board of directors.