Deaf puppy eying bright future

in Animals

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) – Operation New Hope, which pairs inmates at the Chatham County Jail with dogs looking to be adopted, has been going strong for more than 10 years now.

In that time, the program has seen plenty of success and just about every type of dog. Well, almost every type.

“He loves to play; I mean he’s a puppy right now,” says Chatham County Jail inmate Monika Jones of 6-month-old lab mix Tinker.

“He’s very loving, he loves chasing balls. He’s just a typical dog,” said Jones.

But the truth is there is something different about Tinker.

“This is our first deaf dog,” Jones says.

Which to some might make him less desirable, but at Operation New Hope, he’s a perfect fit.

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