News

 

SSAR K9 members recently attended Our Lady of Lourdes Church 7th annual Blue Mass honoring all First Responders on October 15, 2017.

 

 

 

 


SSAR K9 was recognized for their participation in the Packinghouse Cafe fire on June 17th 2016

Certificate of Recognition


SSAR K9 recently worked with Sarasota county on a county wide emergency management drill. Below is a short video.

https://youtu.be/OcfWpnnlpyI


 

SSAR is please to announce, AGAIN!, being awarded $5000 from the Petco Foundation for continued training for members and K9s. This grant will fully fund trainings, seminars and instruction to enhance each member & K9 in their disciplines. A huge thanks AGAIN! to our member Cheryl Gallagher for working so hard on preparing this grant for our team.

Petco is a leading pet specialty retailer that focuses on nurturing the powerful relationship between people and pets. We do this by providing the products, services, advice and experiences that keep pets physically fit, mentally alert, socially engaged and emotionally happy. Everything we do is guided by our vision for Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. We operate more than 1,300 Petco locations across the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico, including more than 100 Unleashed by Petco locations, a smaller format neighborhood shop; nine Pooch Hotel destinations for pet daycare, boarding and spa services; and petco.com. The Petco Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization, has raised more than $125 million since it was created in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the Foundation, we work with and support thousands of local animal welfare groups across the country and, through in-store adoption events, help find homes for more than 350,000 animals every year.


 

Sarasota K9 Search and Rescue receiving recognition for their help to the county & state. (courtesy of abc7 news)

 


 

Sarasota K9 Search and Rescue assist in homicide investigation in North Port.

 

 


Congrats to Sonya for passing her SarTech II exam!

Congrats to Sonya for passing her SarTech II exam!

Congrats to Mike (K9 Sadie and Molly) and Tami (K9 Zeva and Ranger) for passing NASAR HRD


 

Sarasota K9 Search and Rescue help locate missing councilman

 


 

Pat Abrams and the team are recognized on ABC7 Suncoast news.


 

Sarasota K-9 Search and Rescue send a huge thanks to Ellen Bannin of Fromm Family Gourmet Dog Foods for her generous food donation and continued support. It’s help like this that allows us to care for our K9’s and keep them healthy and strong.

 


 

Sarasota K-9 Search and Rescue is deployed to Citrus/Hernando County to assist in the search for missing Pilot. See the story below.

04/11/2014

 


Sarasota County Emergency Management Chief Ed McCrane reads “Noah and The Search Dogs” to children the “Leaders are Readers” Tent during the 2013 St. Andrews Gulf Gate Festival.

EM Chief McCrane reads SSAR K-9 Books

Chief McCrane read “Noah and the Search Dogs” and “The Story of Boo” written by Sarasota K9 Search and Rescue Team Leader Patricia Abrams.

Photo from The Sarasota Observer

 


 

Sarasota K-9 Search and Rescue accepts the 2013 Florida’s 16th Congressional District Fire and Rescue EMS Award.

11/05/2013

See the award from Congressman Buchanan below:

Congresstional Award

 


 


 

Sarasota K-9 Search and Rescue receives the 2013 Florida’s 16th Congressional District Fire and Rescue EMS Award.

08/22/2013

Michael J Tobias – Fire Chief for Sarasota County Emergency Services, in a letter to Congressman Vern Buchanan, nominates Sarasota K-9 Search and Rescue for the 16th Congressional District Fire and Rescue EMS Award.

See the award letter from Congressman Buchanan below:

 


 

News Articles from the Sarasota K-9 Search and Rescue Team

http://www.wfla.com/story/28139144/body-found-believed-to-be-missing-venice-councilman