January 13, 2012

Dogs to the Rescue

After a major disaster strikes, search-and-rescue teams race to the site. Their mission: to locate and help survivors. Often, a key team member is a pooch. Search dogs are specially trained to sniff out survivors trapped in rubble. The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation trains many of the nation's search dogs, most coming from shelters and rescue groups. Read "Dogs to the Rescue" in the January 20 issue of TIME For Kids to learn more about the foundation and its founder, Wilma Melville. Also, watch the video above created by the foundation to see the dogs in action and hear about the foundation's plans for a national training center. (Video by National Disaster Search Dog Foundation / Additional editing by Kelli Plasket)

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