Cash injection for police rescue dogs
SEARCH Dogs Buckinghamshire (SDB) has received a £450 grant in Police Mutual’s national community sponsorship programme.
Force for Good SDB was nominated by Chris Evans, Acting Sergeant for the Metropolitan Police, which had 15 winning initiatives, together receiving more than £4,650 in charitable donations from Police Mutual.
Chris is an acting volunteer with SDB, one of the largest lowland rescue dog teams in England.
The organisation has around 30 operational team members, 10 qualified dogs and 20 more in training.
Chris explained: “Training and live searches are required all year round.
“We are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
“We assist Thames Valley Police and SAR teams in neighbouring counties in the search and safe recovery of missing vulnerable adults and children.
“In many environments, the use of our dogs provides the quickest way to locate a missing person and reunite them with their family.
“Police Mutual’s Force for Good grant will be used for training to boost our number of operational dogs, which will enable us to respond faster and more effectively when we are called upon by the police.”
See www.searchdogsbucks.org.uk for more information.