Disaster Dog

Some of the shelters the humane society uses most frequently are well-known for bringing in animals from disaster areas across the nation … a demonstration by Sterling Police Department’s K-9 unit at 2 p.m., and a raffle to raise funds for the shelter. Link.

Police Department’s K9 Apollo. K9s play a unique role in law enforcement. They can be used on patrol, SWAT units, narcotics and bomb units—to search for missing persons … reports that “Lt. Dan”, a rescue dog from Dayton Paw Patrol, was diagnosed … Link.

UNION TOWNSHIP, N.J. — A fire department said goodbye to an eight-year veteran of their K-9 unit. NJ.com reported that search-and-rescue dog Timmy, 11, was diagnosed with throat cancer and was put down Sunday, according to Pattenburg Volunteer Fire Company. Link.

Bretagne was Corliss’ first disaster search dog, and their first deployment together took them to the twisted pile of steel beams, concrete and ash where the World Trade Center once stood. Ground Zero was a harrowing assignment for veteran rescue workers … Link.