Thursday, January 14, 2010

Search and rescue dogs land in Haiti

People around the world are stepping up to help the people of Haiti recover from the disasterous earthquake earlier this week. Search and rescue of survivors is a critical part of the aid needed in the immediate aftermath of this tragedy. You can always count on dogs to help out there.

An elite search and rescue team from Fairfax, VA has landed in Haiti with their six canine workers in tow. In total, they are taking 48 tons of equipment, but the six dogs are a critical component. Another similar team is flying down from Los Angeles. These teams will work with USAID to locate and free survivors trapped in the rubble.

This is the second trip to Haiti for Czarzo, the black dog pictured here. He made the trip down there with his team to help the search and rescue team respond to a school collapse in 2008. He and his other FEMA certified disaster search canine buddies are down there working hard. Our thoughts and prayers are with them and their handlers. We know you will do your best.

1 comment:

  1. I think it's really touching that many of the dogs being sent from L.A. to save people's lives were once rescue dogs themselves, whose lives were saved by the Search Dog Foundation.