Roanoke: New program pairs inmates with shelter dogs to rehabilitate them

A new program between the Roanoke County Sheriff's Office and an animal shelter hopes to give second chances.

A puppy named Ava and her trainer had their first day of puppy training Wednesday. It's part of a new program paring inmates and shelter dogs to help not only the pups, but the people.

"They have a really good understanding with the dogs because they're both kind of in the same situation," said Bobbie Wiggins, a certified dog trainer.

Wiggins is one of the people teaching the inmates how to train the dogs.

She says she's seeing a big change in the dogs.

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