- 5 years ago
What would you do if your partner went missing?
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.
Albrecht launched Missing Pet Partnership to train teams to apply these practices in their own communities. She’s appeared on Animal Planet; written a book called Dog Detective