Operation New Hope

 

Operation New Hope is a partnership between the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office and the Humane Society for Greater Savannah. The goal of Operation New Hope is to give dogs who need a bit of polishing and socialization a chance to be more successful in a new home and to reduce recidivism rates by giving inmates the opportunity to acquire new transferable skills and experience accountability.

Ninety-five percent of the dogs that complete the Operation New Hope program have found new loving homes.  And, the recidivism rate among ONH inmate participants is more than 75% lower than that of the general jail population.

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$500 helps cover the cost of training an Operation New Hope class of 8 dogs.  Give a gift of second chances today.

 

Leo learning the "stay" command.

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Confidence building with Operation New Hope Class 55!

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Diana Sego BrownTough thing to do! Congrats trainers and doggie students!

1 week ago
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Stacy MercordSo awesome for dogs and humans alike! 🐾💕

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Humane Society for Greater Savannah shared Chatham County Sheriff's Office's album.

We are very excited to share that all of our Operation New Hope dogs were adopted this past Saturday!

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We are very excited to share that all of our Operation New Hope dogs were adopted this past Saturday!#OperationNewHope

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Lisa SmithThis makes me SO happy!! 😁

2 weeks ago
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Bill McfaddenWonderful, your all doing an amazing job!

2 weeks ago
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Susan Bates GatesVery happy Perri got a good home. We miss her terribly 😞

2 weeks ago
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Carrie Boylan-HallAwesome!!

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Karen Turner O'BrienFantastic--what a great program!

2 weeks ago
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Dana CiccarelliLove it.

2 weeks ago
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Julia LichtProud owners of Casey (now Mo Mo)

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Operation New Hope Class 55 training!

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Operation New Hope Class 55 is making great training progress!

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Jeri GaleSuch good work! Hard to decide who goes to the head of the class.

2 weeks ago   ·  2
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Introducing Class 55! This class of ONH dogs will graduate on February 25.

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Frederick ShellmanGreat program . . . I wonder how many other county facilities do this?

3 weeks ago
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Bill BaileyI don't know, but I have seen some other counties in GA and FL where they employee inmates at their shelters to care for care for the animals.

3 weeks ago   ·  1
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Christy BushLook at those happy pups!!!

3 weeks ago
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Rebecca LunaThey do this in CO I think at a women's prison. Costs an arm and a leg though

3 weeks ago
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April Lynn RussoSure miss my cousin , he loves animals

3 weeks ago
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Nicholas Alexander RiveraI suggest to anyone looking to adopt a dog to deffintly look into any pup that has been in operation new hope. We got our big black lab "Romeo" from a shelter and he completed this program. He's is one of the most obedient dogs I've ever met. Loyal, Tricks, protective, and always hungry lol. The inmate who trained him did outstanding job and deffintly should look into a career that involves training dogs because you can deffintly see the hard work he did to get our dog prepped for the big world. Couldn't have asked for a better dog and we owe it all to this program.

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Class 54 having fun! These dogs will be available for adoption on February 11.

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Graice BuckWhat breed/sex/age is the last dog? How is the sex/age is the lab?

3 weeks ago

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Marie StordahlAny consideration for switching out those choke collars for harnesses?

3 weeks ago

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Operation New Hope Class 54 starting at the very beginning - sit!

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Shirley SessionsHow can you not want them all?!

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