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\"A maverick program shines a light on a population of dogs the world rarely hears about and offers hope for others like them.
When she started volunteering at SFACC in the mid-1990s, Corinne Dowling had no idea these \"custody dogs\" existed. Ironically, many custody dogs become some of the shelter\'s longest-staying residents, spending months there before the court decides their fate. In most shelters these dogs are kept apart from the adoptable animals, and regular volunteers, for legal and safety reasons, aren\'t permitted contact with them. \"