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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
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A former prison inmate has been using his second chance to save helpless animals

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.