Search and Rescue
The K9 After Action Report from Hurricane Sandy was recently released. This report focuses on addressing the quantity and quality of veterinary care and K9 specific hazard awareness and mitigation provided pre-, during-, and post-deployment.
This report includes responses from 30 of the 41 deploying handlers. 87% of these handlers had deployment experience and had an average tenure of 9 years.
Author: Dr. Lori Gordon is a member of the USAR Veterinary Group, a group of veterinarians who train with FEMA USAR task forces across the country and focus on the “care, safety, and treatment of Urban Search and Rescue canines during their drills, certification tests, and deployments.” Dr. Gordon is also a member of MATF-1.
Download FULL REPORT
**NOTE: Photos may not be reproduced without express permission.
Dr. Otto has joined Tails of Hope Foundation to serve as a Co-Chair of the Finding One Another Tribute.
Their mission: Pay tribute to the canine teams who served during 9/11 and the canine teams who still work diligently in search and rescue efforts.
Their goal: Improve the care of these valuable dogs by underwriting veterinary expenses, funding research, training veterinarians and educating the public.
As the 10th Anniversary approaches, a variety of educational, fundraising, and tribute events will be going on in New York and across the country. Macy’s “Shop for the Cause” and the Amalgamate Dance Company Charity Event highlight the diversity we will see in the year to come.
Followed the continued efforts of the generous organization at www.FindingOneAnother.org