Alaska search dogs to get leftover rescue supplies from NYC

Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2002

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Alaska dogs used in search and rescue operations are getting supplies left over from canine search operations at the World Trade Center site in New York City.

The supplies donated to Alaska Search and Rescue Dogs include dog booties, medical supplies and other items.

An assistant to the mayor of New York worked with the Alaska Type One Interagency Incident Command Team to send the excess supplies to Alaska.

Alaska Search and Rescue Dogs is a nonprofit volunteer organization that often assists Alaska State Troopers with wilderness searches, avalanche victim recovery and the recovery of bodies from water. The group has seven dogs trained for such work and 14 currently in training.

Paul Brusseau of Alaska Search and Rescue Dogs says the group hopes to use the supplies in an upcoming avalanche victim recovery training workshop next month.

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