lost pets in
How to find your lost pet
after a disaster.
the recent tornado's, forest fires, and other disasters we've seen on
TV, I must pass on some hard facts to everyone.
If you must evacuate DO NOT EVER Leave your pet behind.
she will prob. be dead when / if you are ever allowed to return.
After a major event such as a forest fire don't ever
assume your pet is dead,
the Skeleton fires in Bend, Ore. after the fire had been put out,
we brought in our search dog teams and found 34 pets in the destroyed
homes. 27 were still alive. Pets are our families. They deserve to
rescued just like your human family members do. The local SAR teams sat
on their asses and bitched that we were in their territory working. Yet
they did nothing to help us.
After tornado's and other disasters, it will be up to you and
you alone to search for your pet.
FEMA and the USDA doesn't
care about your pets.
is concerned only with people rescues. USDA only cares about livestock
and pets recovered ABOVE the surface. Not the
pets trapped alive below the surface.
Pets just like people can be found alive weeks after a major event
trapped beneath the rubble.
Fact: We are
the only professional K9 Search and Rescue team in the USA that is
trained to find both people live and dead as well as pets live and dead
under the rubble site.
Earthquakes, floods, fires, tornado's, hurricanes, bombings. After the
event return to your home.
it's destroyed, search for your pet on your own by removing most of the
surface debris and calling for your pet. Listen for their whining,
crying, barking, calls. Bring in listening devices or even a medical
check your neighbor's property (with their permission). Your pet may
have escaped and may be hiding nearby.
all emergency shelters, vet's office, animal control shelters, ads on
Craigslist, ads in the newspapers.
Follow our guidelines under "Finding your lost pet" in our pet
you still can't find your pet, call us in to help search. We can come
in privately on your behalf.
week after the tornado's hit Moore, Oklahoma, we watched as a news crew
was interviewing this poor little old woman who was crying because she
had lost the only thing that meant the world to her, her dog. Her home
was totally destroyed.
During the filming, the TV news crew heard a noise, they then helped
pull some roofing material from the rubble and out came her mini snauzer
alive. All caught on video. A very tearful heartwarming video.
that if FEMA and the USDA would pull their heads out of their asses and
allow trained professionals like ourselves in, we could save many lives.
Unfort. the Governor, the Humane society of OK, the USDA, and FEMA all
ignored our requests to come in (At no charge to anyone) to try to
rescue the pets under the rubble. So thousands of pets were left trapped
in the rubble to die a slow horrible death.
the future, if you must leave, take your pet's with you. If you have
livestock and can't find transportation (in fire cases and pending major
storm cases) my suggestion is to put id on them and let them go. We can
catch them later and return them to you.
man spray painted his phone # on his horse then he let it go, during a
major fire and we were able to find his horse and return it to him a
Please write your congress representative and senators and demand
change. Demand that FEMA, and USDA be forced to bring in trained
resources to search and rescue/recover pets trapped under the rubble
after a major disaster.
enough people speak out then maybe we'll be able to save more lives. The
Katrina law which was written to force these very same agencies to
rescue pets says absolutely nothing about the pets trapped UNDER
THE RUBBLE. This must change.
leaving an animal / pet to slowly die trapped in the darkness of the
rubble is cruel and the persons not allowing this poor pet to be rescued
are committing the crime of animal abandonment.
is a crime in all states.
involved should be charged with Cruelty to animals. If that was the case
in Moore Oklahoma then the governor, FEMA, USDA, and many others would
be in court right now answering for their lack of response to the
thousands of pets they let die under the rubble.
us help you.
Write letters, make phone calls and DEMAND change now.
Finding Lost Pets - Pet Search and Rescue
Since 1986, International K-9 Search and Rescue Services has used
trained search dogs and Handlers to search for missing persons and since
1988, lost and stolen animals including domesticated pets as well as
livestock. If your pet is lost and you've signed a contract for us to
help you find it, we will:
1. Take a report from you including a missing pet description and
2. Obtain a scent article belonging to your pet. (Some kind of fur,
hair, blanket, or collar that only that pet has touched, worn, or laid
3. Start tracking the missing or stolen pet with a trained search dog
4. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING:
Please Do Not Call our office and ask "Do you respond to your city?"
We're called International for a reason. So unless you live in Canada or
Mexico, the answer is YES". We do not respond to Mexico for Safety
reasons. We Do not respond to Canada do to they refuse to allow US K9
SAR dog teams to work in their country. However we can help you if you
live in these areas by consulting.
5. Note: Do not call our office asking for help until you've emailed our
office at firstname.lastname@example.org and sent us your Name, Home address, City,
State, Zip Code, Telephone#, location where pet was last seen, Date Last
seen, and description of pet. Name, age, weight, height, sex, short med
long hair, color(s). microchip info. ID info.
Harry Oakes Search and Rescue (SAR) Coordinator.
INTERNATIONAL K9 SAR SERVICES
International K9 SAR Services
International K9 SAR Services International K9 SAR Services
is a private contracting business that specializes in all
aspects of Search and Rescue operations requested by private
contract, requests and / or contract agreement by Law
We are an Internationally Licensed Business duly authorized
to perform contractual search and rescue operations anywhere
in the world.
All of the dogs and handlers involved in The International
K9 SAR have extensive training in locating lost, missing, or
deceased persons or pets. Disaster work, triage, search,
rescue, recovery operations.
All members and dogs are certified by International
Standards. This has allowed for the dogs and handlers to be
considered experts in court testimony over the last 28 years
in over 10,000 Search and Rescue response requests to
If we are contracted with a private individual, we will do
as we are contracted to do, until we determine that the case
is moving into a criminal arena. At that time, we will
freeze the scene and notify the local Law Enforcement to be
available as the search continues allowing them to take
control of evidence that might be involved in a criminal
We encourage all City, County, State or Federal law
enforcement agencies to consider entering into a contractual
agreement with International K9 SAR Services as soon as
possible if all of your resources have failed to locate or
are not available, as this will allow for you to become the
party of contract which than guarantees you 100% control of
our searches in assisting with your investigations.
The main issue for each of the above agencies to understand
is that our dogs are trained for Searching and locating
individuals or animals that are missing live or dead. Our
dogs are also trained to locate deceased persons on land or
in water. Under debris piles from avalanches of rock, snow,
mud, and ice.
We have one the most documented success ratios in all
aspects of K9 SAR to include Alzheimer, suicides, missing
persons, kidnappings, homicides, forensic scent evidence,
disasters to include terrorist attacks, bombings,
hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, Typhoons, post fire
searches, tornados, and snow, rock, dirt, mud avalanches. We
can provide expert testimony in the courts of law regarding
scent, scent evidence, search dogs, forensic scent evidence,
missing persons, homicides and suicides.
We are not a member of the Better Business Bureau as it
costs Money to belong to them. But, we do have an A + rating
Our groups consist of current and former (retired) Lawyers,
Police Officers, Firemen and everyday citizens and they have
become involved with International K9 SAR services to assist
in times of need.
International K9, SAR Services
P.O. Box #1472
Longview, Washington 98632
Phone: Office 360 414 8093 Mobile: 503 705 0258
K9 Search and Rescue SAR Coordinator
RESCUE By Harry Oakes.
RESCUE By Harry Oakes.
AVAILABLE ON CD!
This CD book is
written by Harry Oakes, International K9 Search and
Rescue expert. Harry teaches all aspects of Search
and Rescue around the world. For the last 25 years
Harry has taught scent, scent evidence, water SAR,
wilderness and avalanche SAR, K9 SAR, mountain
rescue, man tracking, outdoor survival, and disaster
USAR. Harry also teaches courses on death
investigations, and testifying in the courtroom.
Harry holds the most documented success related to
finding missing adults, children, kidnapped victims,
natural and man made disasters, suicides, evidence,
and even lost pets.
Please forward this book to others in SAR so they
may learn the truth about SAR and K9 SAR work around
This is great for attorney’s, Judges, Police
departments, City, State, County, Federal law
enforcement agencies, Park Rangers, SAR
coordinators, K9 handlers, K9 SAR instructors.
Private family members, relatives, friends have also
brought in Mr. Oakes as a consultant regarding
nationally known cases such as the OJ Simpson, Kyron
Horman, and Caylee Anthony cases.
Feel free to write Harry at I.K.9.S.A.R.S. PO Box#
1472 Longview, Washington 98632 USA
Or email me at
Please let Harry know what you think of his book and
information. Thank you
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