(ANIMAL CONNECTION) TEXAS — The Victoria Regional Juvenile Justice Center has started a pilot program called the Dream Seekers Animal Rescue and Training. So far, the program includes Alice, a 2-year-old dachshund/terrier mix, and Devin Olguin and DeAndra Moffett, her first trainers. The idea is that by helping to train an animal, incarcerated youth will develop certain character traits like empathy, responsibility, and patience. Wonderful programs like this, including Prison Tails, which matches prisoners with ‘unadoptable dogs,’ are becoming more popular as they continue to yield positive results. Read on to find out how these programs help rehabilitate both animals and people. — Global Animal
Devin Olguin and his trainee Alice. Photo credit: Frank Tilley / Associated Press

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