News Release

Larimer County Search and Rescue Dog Handlers Receives Grant

Department: Sheriff
Release Date: Jun 19, 2013

Contact:

Larimer County Search & Rescue
Mike Fink, Media Relations
(970) 310-8142

 Larimer County Search and Rescue dog handlers received a $3000.00 grant from the American Kennel Club, Companion Animal Recovery Fund. The grant willfund a back country K9 Medic class where handlers will learn to respond to canine medical emergencies and safely evacuate dogs out of the field when injured. The training is scheduled for October 5th and 6th, 2013 in Lory State Park.

The AKC-Companion Animal Recovery program encourages pet owners to register and microchip dogs and focuses much of its' energy on lost pet recovery services. This year, they awarded $258,000 to K9 Search and Rescue teams in 40 states across the country. For more information, visit the program's website at: www.akccar.org

Larimer County Search and Rescue (LCSAR) is the search and rescue resource for Larimer County, Colorado. Our mission is to find the lost, rescue the stranded and injured, recover the deceased, and educate the public on wilderness and mountain safety. Our dog handlers train weekly with their dogs to develop the advanced skills necessary to detect human scent in the difficult mountain environment