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Operation New Hope graduate to become therapy dog for soldier

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CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

The Chatham County Sheriff's Office will recognize 6 inmates and dogs that have recently completed the CCSO's Operation New Hope program during a graduation ceremony Friday.

One of the dogs graduating will next undergo training to become a therapy dog for a Ft. Stewart soldier suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Operation New Hope is a partnership with the Chatham County Sheriff's Office and the Humane Society for Greater Savannah that benefits inmates and unadoptable dogs in the community. Pre-selected, low-risk inmates train the dogs for a four week period. The dogs live in the cells with the inmates and are taught several obedience skills in hopes of becoming more appealing to families looking to adopt a new pet.

In addition, the inmates learn new skills and have a more positive outlook on their own futures.

The graduation ceremony will take place Friday at 10 a.m. at the Chatham County Sheriff's Office Muster Room, 1050 Carl Griffin Dr. in Savannah. 

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