With a sharp decline in inmate population over the past month, Gwinnett County Sheriff Butch Conway plans to devote a portion of the county jail to save dogs’ lives.
The jail will serve as a foster home for the Society of Humane Friends, a pet rescue agency.
The dogs will have access to a fenced grassy area for exercise, Conway said, and trainers will come in to work with the inmates on grooming and training the animals.
“These dogs will be the dogs that would have been put down,” Conway said. “They will be saved at the last minute.”
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