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Former BrightSide shelter dog dispatched to aid victims of Hurricane Irma

By September 11, 2017 No Comments

Keila, former BrightSide shelter dog, now helping victims of Hurricane Irma.We are so proud of our girl Keila (who was named Bella while at BrightSide). She is now a member of the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation and stationed in New York. All of our prayers are needed for her and her handler, Brian Girard, as they have been deployed to help in Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma!
Here’s what the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation said about them:
“When an SDF Canine Recruiter stopped at Brightside Animal Center in Redmond, OR, staff made her feel like she had hit the jackpot! From the get-go, Keila demonstrated to SDF trainers the intelligence, athletic ability, and sweet nature that make the ideal search dog.
“Following graduation in 2016, Keila returned home to upstate New York with her handler Brian and the two are since inseparable, working as members of the NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services. The team has already deployed to a missing person search and to an apartment complex collapse. Hurricane Irma marks their third deployment.”

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