Team Leader, Secretary/Treasurer & K-9 Handler:
Angela BattenLinks Section
How Dogs South Operates:
Dogs South strives to provide quick response for searches in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Alabama. The unit is also available to respond to more distant locations. Our services can only be requested by an official Law Enforcement or Emergency Management Agency, Department of Natural Resourses, U.S. Forest Service, or other appropriate agency at local, state or federal level. Dogs South will not respond to request by private individuals, and will not respond to known criminal searches that may present a threat to dog or handler
Zena & Angela Batten (middle) Searching for drowning Victim, assisted by boat operators from Gwinnett Co. Swift Water Fire/Rescue.
SAR dogs can find:Children lost in the wilderness, parks. People who have wandered away from homes, hospitals and nursing homes. Hikers and hunters lost in the woods. Victims of drowning accidents. Victims of earthquake, flood, explosions, fire, plane crashes, tornadoes and hurricanes. Evidence of crime and the bodies of homicide victims. Dog teams have a very special role in the world of search and rescue. The dog's ultra sensitive hearing, night vision, endurance, and keen sense of smell have continually proven to be invaluable in the effort to locate missing persons. Because of their extraordinary abilities, dogs are often able to reduce the search time, thereby increasing the chances that the person will be found alive. It is estimated that a single trained search dog team can be as effective as 20 to 30 trained human searchers in locating missing persons in a given time.
Don't wait too late to call us!When someone is reported lost or over due, time may be critical. Human lives may be in danger. The ability to save a life is often dependent upon how quickly the person can be found. Dogs South teams are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help. For the victims sake, please call our search dog unit as soon as possible. We would rather be called and not needed than to be needed and not called.
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