Giving Stray Dogs a Second Chance
"Middle school girls are trying to figure out who they are," says psychologist and Unleashed founder Stacey Radin, PhD. "I wanted to create a program to help them feel powerful and make an impact. They are the voices for these puppies, and they go the distance for them."
Having finished her three-month rotation with Unleashed, Brandilee Figueroa, 15, now plans to become a veterinarian or work for the ASPCA. "One of my favorite dogs was Fancy, who was skinny and scared when we first found her," Figueroa says. "Fancy came to visit us after she was adopted, and she was so cheerful and thick and lovely. She's not afraid anymore, she communicates, and she loves everyone. It's so good to see where she started and what she's become."
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