Dogs Gave Me the Strength to Live

This is a three-year documentary of the Prison Pet Partnership Program at Washington Corrections Center for Women in Purdy, Washington. In this program, inmates rescue dogs from local animal shelters, and train them to be service dogs. The inmates are given an opportunity to give something back to society, and the disabled people who eventually receive the dogs are given a way to live more independently, and the dogs which were once abandoned by humans are not only given another chance to live, but teach inmates — who not only hurt others, but who are also deeply hurt — to trust again.

Iwanami Shoten Publishers, 1999 Yen2,000 (Japanese)

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