Dog Heroes: Saving Lives and Protecting America

Dog Heroes: Saving Lives and Protecting America

by Jen Bidner
     
 

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A wealth of loyal and dedicated search dogs perform critical and often surprising jobs every day, including finding lost or abducted children, identifying unmarked Civil War grave sites, recovering avalanche victims, discovering dangerous gas-line leaks, and pulling drowning swimmers to shore. Search dogs have even been used to find skin cancer with better accuracy

Overview

A wealth of loyal and dedicated search dogs perform critical and often surprising jobs every day, including finding lost or abducted children, identifying unmarked Civil War grave sites, recovering avalanche victims, discovering dangerous gas-line leaks, and pulling drowning swimmers to shore. Search dogs have even been used to find skin cancer with better accuracy than doctors!
Images of canine heroes finding the victims of the 9/11 World Trade Center terrorist attacks and rescuing people from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina provide dramatic proof of their worth, yet it’s usually the search dogs in local communities that capture our hearts and proudly demonstrate the important role that working dogs play. Search dog trainer and photographer Jen Bidner brings her knowledge of the field to Dog Heroes, the first book to celebrate the stories of these brave dogs and their handlers and highlight their capabilities with dramatic photographs. In addition to rousing real-life tales, Bidner writes about the history of canine search and rescue, complete with photos and artwork from the turn of the century. Detailed information on getting started in canine search and rescue rounds out this terrific book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592289585
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.02(w) x 8.04(h) x 0.43(d)

Meet the Author

Jen Bidner is a volunteer K9 handler with Illinois- Wisconsin Search & Rescue Dogs (ILL-WIS), a not-forprofit canine unit that helps law enforcement agencies and fire departments in the Midwest find lost and missing people. She is the author of over a dozen books.

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