Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this natural disaster..
SXSW News: A challenge has been issued by Annenberg Weingarten, the Director of the Annenberg Foundation and founder of Explore.org.
Explore.org will donate $100,000 to National Disaster Search Dog Foundation if Dog Bless You gets 100,000 fans on Facebook!
Six Canine Disaster Search Teams are on their way to Japan as part of a larger team.
Six Canine Disaster Search Teams trained by the Search Dog Foundation have been activated to respond to the deadly earthquake and Tsunami in Japan as part of Los Angeles County Task Force 2.
The teams are in the process of getting health clearance for their dogs from their veterinarians, certifying that the dogs are in good health and able to deploy. They are then heading to the staging area near Los Angeles where they will meet up with the rest of the Task Force to await further orders.
The L. A. Task Force was mobilized along with Virginia’s Task Force 2 by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) which has dispatched Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to help coordinate rescue efforts. According to USAID, each Task Force will be composed of approximately 72 personnel, including Urban Search and Rescue canines, and some 75 tons of rescue equipment.
You can also donate directly to the Search Dog Foundation
Also other sources to look at for making a difference: