Savannah Kennel Club Supports “Operation New Hope” With Donation of Dog Agility Equipment

By Eduardo Rivas

On Saturday, August 29, the Savannah Kennel Club (SKC) donated dog agility equipment to “Operation New Hope” for use at the Chatham County Jail, with club members present to demonstrate the use of the new equipment.

“Operation New Hope,” a partnership between the Humane Society of Greater Savannah and the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, was created in 2012 to give dogs with poor prospects for adoption a second chance, and to also help rehabilitate inmates in the Chatham County Jail.

According to SKC president, Joyce Whittal, “The club membership is so excited and grateful to be able to make this donation to such a worthwhile program – not only for the dogs being trained, but for the inmates that are learning a new skill set that can be used to find new job opportunities once they are released.”

The Savannah Kennel Club was founded in 1935 and is a non-profit organization. Throughout each year, SKC offers community activities such as educational programs, support for the Humane Society fundraisers, and other activities designed to encourage responsible dog ownership. The community education programs are oriented towards dog familiarization and personal safety with dogs. SKC is proud to be an affiliate club of the American Kennel Club and support dog health care and responsible dog ownership.

The donation also received media coverage from television affiliates WSAV and WTOC

Enjoy photos from the presentation: