SFD – Shreveport Fire Department
ARK-LA-TEX K9 Search and Rescue Strike Team
SPD – Shreveport Police Department
CSO – Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office
NOCDS – Network of Canine Detection Services
NASAR – National Association for Search and Rescue
TNTF-1 – Tennessee Task Force One, FEMA Urban Search and Rescue
LASAR – Louisiana Search and Rescue
GHSD – Greater Houston Search Dogs
TBSAR – Texas Bloodhound Search and Rescue
LATF-1 – Louisiana Task Force One, USAR Team
LATF-3 – Louisiana Task Force Three, USAR Team
TCSAR – Travis County Texas Search and Rescue
HCSO – Harrison County (TX) Sheriff’s Office
SAR United – A Group of Canine Teams dedicated to assisting the foundations below find missing children
Missing children foundations:
Canine Search and Rescue Support Group
In June of 1999, the Shreveport Fire Department K-9 Search and Rescue Task Force made a call to several local veterinary clinics, requesting assistance with the care of their new dogs. Eventually, a call was placed to Towne South Animal Hospital. In this conversation a long lasting friendship and partnership was formed.
After several meetings, the Canine Search and Rescue Support Group was formed.
Under the direction of President Dr. Kathryn McFadden, the group was chartered as a 501© 3 non-profit organization. They also started a membership drive to involve the public and performed several fund raiser events. They eventually started a drive for sponsors and funding through grants and donations.
The group has funded state of the art search and rescue equipment for the team, and has funded several training seminars for the team. Personal protective equipment, otherwise not available to the team, was also purchased.
Dr. McFadden and her group have taken a personal interest in the care of the canines on this team, and done so with great sacrifice to herself and the clinic.
To make donations to our team or learn how you can become involved in our Canine Search and Rescue Support Group, please visit the Towne South web site at TowneSouthAH.com.