Dogs and Cats Gave Me the Strength to Live

This book is an updated version of 1999 book Dogs Gave Me the Strength to Live. The author has followed Prison Pet Partnership at Washington Corrections Center for Women since then and decided to present the new stories with their latest development. In this program, inmates not only rescue dogs from local animal shelters, and train them to be family pets or service dogs, but also take care of unwanted cats. The inmates are given an opportunity to give something back to society, and the dogs and cats which were once abandoned by humans are given another chance to live. In that process, they teach inmates — who not only harm others but who are also profoundly hurt — to trust again.

Iwanami Shoten Publishers, 2016 Yen860 (Japanese)

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