Yet Another Reason To Love Dogs

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Many Reasons To Love Dogs and Owners, Of Course

There are many reasons to love dogs and those of us who love dogs could probably rattle off a dozen reasons right off the top of our heads.  Here is yet another reason, many can aid us in our lives in ways no other animal can.

This is a story from KTVZ and a big thanks to those who have chosen to train their dogs in search and rescue.  Even though the dog may be able to perfect their searching skills and have the willingness to help, it is because of these dog owners and trainers that they are.

Deschutes, Crook Co. K-9s to aid Wash. slide search

Plan to help in recovery for about a week

By KTVZ.COM news sources
POSTED: 12:28 PM PDT April 4, 2014    UPDATED: 5:22 PM PDT April 4, 2014
Three C.O. K-9 teams on way to Oso, Wash.

BEND, Ore. –

The Deschutes and Crook counties’ sheriff’s offices sent three  K-9 search teams Friday to the hard-hit community of Oso, Wash., to assist in the recovery efforts from the recent deadly landslide that thundered down in the foothills of the Cascades northeast of Seattle.

Deschutes County Sheriff Larry Blanton said he has been in contact with the Snohomish County  Sheriff’s Office and has offered the assistance of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team and staff.

In support of the ongoing search efforts in the devastated community, SAR K-9 “Meg,” her handler and a flanker left early Friday morning to be deployed to the area, staying for about five days, said Lt. Scott Shelton, search and rescue coordinator..

“The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office will continue to offer assistance to our neighbors in Washington as long as the search continues,” Shelton said in an announcement.

Two Crook County SAR cadaver dog teams also left Prineville for Washington to assist in the slide zone, where conditions are harsh and teams are working four-hour shifts before needing a break, said Crook County Emergency Manager Michael Ryan.

Yet Another Reason To Love Dogs-There Are So Many

Again, a thank you for KTVZ sharing yet another reason to love dogs, but also, of course, to ALL the people (and dogs) involved with offering assistance to those devastated by the mudslide.


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