- 5 years ago
Kat Albrecht was an experienced police officer, cross trained in search and rescue procedures. One day her partner—a bloodhound named A.J. —went missing. He wasn’t “just a dog”- with years of training and experience, he was a valuable asset to the search and rescue team. Anyone who has partnered with a working dog, and anyone who has bonded with a pet as a member of their family, knows that the connection between people and their animals is strong.
Using the very same procedures used to find missing people: scent trails, behavior analysis and tracking methods, Kat used another trained search and rescue dog to track and recover A.J. The impact of her experience brought her to an insight: search and rescue procedures could be applied to find lost pets.