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ASPCA Documentary Gets A Second Chance On Netflix

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Second Chance, the touching documentary about six dogs who are rescued from terrible situations and then find redemption and new life, has been released by the ASPCA for viewing on Netflix. The movie follows the dogs as they go from the worst of the worst, to the happiest, most hopeful situations.

Behavior therapists who use innovative rehabilitation techniques couple their commitment and compassion toward these dogs and turn the abused pups into adoptable family-members to be. The therapists do this at the ASPCA’s Behavioral Rehabilitation Center, and Matthew Bershadker, President and CEO of the ASPCA, says that being able to watch the whole rehabilitative process allows people to understand there is a chance for rehabilitation when we open our minds to possibility and ensure success of that goal.

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The Behavioral Rehabilitation Center in Madison, New Jersey, opened in 2013 and was the first center of its kind. It’s solely dedicated to giving dogs who were victims of neglect and abuse the behavioral rehabilitation they need to ensure the best quality of life. Many of the abuse victims treated are from puppy mills or hoarding situations, and the dogs all undergo intensive behavior therapy in order to allow them to be ready for adoption. So far, the Rehabilitation Center has helped over 300 homeless dogs with rehabilitation and adoption.

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So many of the dogs who go through the center have already experienced such pain and trauma, and from the hands of humans, so they have no idea what it’s like to live simply as a pet. The center uses scientifically proven intervention methods to help the large majority of them to overcome their fears of humans. In the center, dogs learn how to become comfortable with everyday normal activities, like walking on a leash or playing with toys and enjoying petting, and get a second chance at a real, quality life.

Related: 5 Ridiculous Myth About Rescue Dogs

Now that Second Chance is available on Netflix, it’s just one more reason (along with Luke Cage!) to subscribe to the addicting streaming media service!


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