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National Disaster Search Dog Foundation needs your help

WHAT:
The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF), a non-profit, non-governmental organization that trains the most highly certified canine-firefighter disaster search teams in the nation, is in immediate need of volunteers to comb the local shelters or surf the Internet to find high-energy Labs and golden retrievers with the drive and focus required in a disaster search dog.
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Posted on Friday, September 12th, 2008
Under: 9/11 dogs, dogs, Search Dogs | 1 Comment »

Surprise! Unlike humans, 9/11 dogs suffered few health effects

A new study in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association reveals that New York Police Department dogs deployed to the World Trade Center after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, have not experienced any long-term health effects.

The study focuses on 27 dogs that assisted in relief efforts at the site, many of which remained deployed throughout the 37-week cleanup operation. Both short-term and long-term health assessments were conducted.
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Posted on Thursday, July 3rd, 2008
Under: 9/11 dogs, dogs, Scientific studies on animals | No Comments »