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Blue Ridge Outdoors Posts Article on NC CERT K9 Handler

If you haven’t read the article that’s to follow, you should.  Our own Teresa Cummings (On Left In Photo) is featured in this article about Search and Rescue K9 handlers.  Her experience is rare, and her story is compelling.  Not only is she a great person but she is a top notch Bloodhound handler.  Congratulations Teresa, you deserve this!!  See below:

From Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine:

A Tail of Two Teresas

“Let’s be honest. Dogs are more than just pets. They’re man’s best friend, trail partner, vacuum cleaner, and little spoon (or maybe big spoon) all wrapped up in one. In the world of search and rescue (SAR), though, canine companions have proven themselves much more than that. They’re workers, the unsung heroes of emergency services, perusing the woods in the dead of night to search for our missing loved ones. It takes a special type of dog to ignore a fleeing deer or a pile of garbage and stay on task, but it also takes a special person to be that canine’s partner. SAR dog handlers are the folks behind the scenes who willingly volunteer hundreds of hours and invest thousands of dollars for the sake of communities in need. By their canine’s side day and night, these handlers endure the elements and brave the hazards so we may have some ease of mind. Meet Teresa and Teresa, two handlers in the Blue Ridge who share more than just a name and a love of dogs.”

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