K-9 Disaster Relief is a Non-Profit Humanitarian Foundation. It's mission is to "help traumatized victims of a disaster through canine crisis intervention ."
Utilizing canines, this is achieved with handlers trained in Canine Disaster Relief Services. K-9 Disaster Relief provides courses, workshops and seminars through its education and training Academy.
It has partnered and collaborated with the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Project Liberty, Project Recovery, American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health and Human Services, Salvation Army Disaster Services, VOAD, and state/county government agencies, airlines, labor unions, industry, private companies and local communities.
K-9 Disaster Relief brings to bear combined resources and expertise in trauma and crisis intervention to meet the immediate and ongoing psychological needs of victims in crisis.
Ground Zero WTC North Tower ~ K-9 Disaster Relief:
The Human Animal Bond - "There is a special spot in everyone's heart that a dog touches in times of loss and dispare . . . that special animal brings victims of a disaster affection, love, safety, dignity and most of all . . . hope. A dog can do more in a minute than a human can do in a lifetime. "
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