Behind grey prison walls an inmate learns to readjust, to love, to take responsibility at crunch time. He repairs their fractured trust, provides new skills for life and helps retired greyhounds stride into a better future.
flying above the snows
a robin sings
© Xenia Tran
Many racing greyhounds have only been taught how to race and require rehabilitation and training to help them adapt to a new life as pets. Some ex-racers are rehomed straight from the track with experienced sighhound owners who are happy to do the rehabilitation themselves. Others go into foster care before they are ready for rehoming and some go into prison programmes where carefully selected inmates are trained as dog handlers. The inmates devote all their time to the rehabilitation of the hounds and are making a positive contribution to the dogs’ lives as well as to the wider community where the dogs are ultimately rehomed.
The Greyhound Inmate Experience is one of these programmes and you can visit their website if you are interested in adopting or wish to browse through their photo gallery and read some of the inmates’ letters. The stories of transformation and redemption are very inspiring and a great example of what can be achieved with a positive vision.
We wish you all a very happy Monday and a wonderful new week!
With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx
Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, settings: f/4, 1/640 s, ISO 100 and f/4, 1/1000 s, ISO 100.
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