Final 2015 Graduation Success
Approximately 50 people attended our last graduation ceremony of the season. Thanks to the community efforts that make this program successful: Project Second Chance board, the Monroe County Youth Center, Judge Lohmeyer, Pets for Vets, The Devoted Barn, Monroe County Animal Control Shelter, other rescues, staff and volunteers, and many, many community supporters!
What follows is an excerpt from a letter from one of the youth to Mac's future owner (hopefully someone reading this will step up and adopt Mac). Mac is a boxer/bull dog mix that was in this last session. He was found by State Trooper MacDonald during a drug raid. Scared and emaciated, Mac was taken to The Devoted Barn. They took great care of him there and he made it to Project Second Chance.
"...I'd finally realized. Hey me and these dogs have much in common. They've been unloved and mistreated in some way shape and form as I have as a human being. My main man or should I say dog Mac showed me that I can enjoy and love just about everything and everyone without being selfish and self centered. Mac unlocked my innermost emotions by showing me affection and different sides I never knew I had. If it wasn't for the dog program and these dogs I'd be a lost puppy, just as they were. But you know something everybody and everyone shares some kind of common interest and I'm here today to tell you all that if I were a 2 year old dog me and Mac would be brothers. But I'm glad to have a bond so strong that he will forever be in my heart with love as my friend, puppy, and companion."