Disaster Dog

… are a key piece of the rescue effort in a neighborhood of Montecito buried by mud. At least 15 bodies have been recovered, and the search is continuing. Jester and the seven other dogs were trained by the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation … Link.

SAN DIEGO – An urban search and rescue team from San Diego left … Regular search teams take hours to clear a disaster zone, but canine teams can get the job done in minutes. “I know that my dog and Stella here, we’re going to go up and we can … Link.

As search dogs clambered on heaps of wood that used to be homes, mud-spattered rescue teams from all over California worked … On the edge of the disaster zone, John Flynn looked dazed as he stood in the driveway of his home. Fallen power lines … Link.

About 500 law enforcement officers and firefighters were combing mud-covered neighborhoods, using dogs, helicopters and thermal imaging equipment. “We are still very much in active search-and-rescue mode … by the slides. The disaster followed … Link.

… lead trainers for the three-day K-9 rescue seminar this weekend run by the Southwest Florida K-9 Search Unit. The local nonprofit, led by Punta Gorda resident D.J. Beddow, teaches people how to train their dogs to find missing people and dead bodies. Link.