Make a difference – donate to help search dogs in Japan

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There are many charitable donation sites for people in need all over the world. We feel like charitable donations to appropriate agencies that will be the most effective donating sources. We always want to give the most for the bang for our buck. One of the most worked but least mentioned “work horses” of a disaster is the search dog. They are worked many hours a day to help first find survivors and then unfortunately but well needed is to bring closer to families missing loved ones by finding and retrieving bodies. After the major earthquakes and tsunami and just Sunday a huge  volcanic eruption in southern japan, and now the threat of nuclear reactors exploding Japan is in much need of quick help. I wanted to pass on this donation site for search dogs.
The news from Japan just breaks my heart..but here is a way that we all can help… “Like” Dog Bless You on Facebook to help just a bit on this heartbreaking tragedy..
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 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

Thanks Coupon Nano and Pet Project for sharing this…

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