NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) --A former prison inmate has been using his second chance to save helpless animals.
Philadelphia city council presented Rob Rosa with a citation Wednesday.
He helped launch New Leash on Life which allows inmates to train shelter dogs for adoption.
Rosa began working with animals through a prison program after he was arrested for drug possession as a teenager.
He continued following his passion when he was released in 2005.
Earlier this month he also accepted a prestigious award from the ASPCA.