“The whole city is a disaster zone right now … along with 100 federal police reinforcements with rescue dogs to search for people in the wreckage. “The priority in Juchitan is to restore water and food supplies and provide medical attention to those … Link.

“We think of it as a massive disaster,” says Denise Sanders, communications officer for SDF. “[The dogs] think it’s a big game.” Canine teams operate throughout the country. What makes the SDF search-and-rescue dogs different, though, is that … Link.

SEARCH AND RESCUE. The University of the Philippines adopts the MMDA K9 Corps search and rescue training at the UP vanguard. Photos by Rupert Ambil/Rappler Dogs undergo a life-saving training every weekend for 8 weeks at the UP Vanguard grounds MANILA … Link.

(CNN) — A former stray dog-turned-search-and-rescue dog is helping in the rescue effort in Texas … become the most serious test of Florida’s storm-worthiness since the 1992 disaster. After a catastrophic Hurricane Andrew revealed how lax building … Link.