Incarcerated teens bond with, socialize, and train shelter dogs for adoption, and learn about issues related to animal welfare and safety. In turn, they develop skills needed to re-enter the community and are offered internships with Safe Humane Chicago.
High school students teach peers and younger children in disadvantaged communities about the humane treatment of companion animals, why animal abuse of any kind is bad, and how to be safe around dogs.
Partnerships with government agencies and community members promote identification, arrest, prosecution, and sentencing of animal abusers. In our Court Case Dogs Program, abused animals get another chance at a good life.