Monday, January 18, 2010
Four Footed Heroes
Image courtesy National Search Dog Foundation
The photos and video of the devastation in Haiti is unimaginable. Thankfully, the world has stepped up to send help. Among those currently in Haiti or on their way to lend a hand are search and rescue teams from around the globe. Dozens of countries, including the United States, are represented.
It's fascinating that no matter how technology has advanced, the keen nose of a trained dog is still the number one choice for locating survivors of a disaster. The Discovery website chronicles a few of these international teams, with links for more information.
It's a job that can be dangerous, difficult, and traumatic. Yet it's another example of a simple truth.
Whether companion or work partner, what would we do without dogs?