Carolyn Diacos is training for the trail marathon, “Red Rock,” in an effort to raise money for the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation. The 26.2 mile trail run occurs on November 25, 2017.
The mission of the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation is to strengthen disaster response in America by recruiting rescued dogs and partnering them with firefighters and other first responders to find buried people alive in the wreckage of disasters. The foundation recruits dogs from across the country that are rescued from abuse or abandonment. After passing stringent screening and testing criteria, the dogs are trained to harness their energy into life-saving skills.
Carolyn decided to raise money for the foundation after one of the most devastating storms occurred in our country’s recorded history, Hurricane Irma. A total of 16 Search Dog Foundation-trained Canine Disaster Teams deployed for Hurricane Irma, including five teams that were deactivated days prior from the Hurricane Harvey incident.
The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation is a non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Santa Paula, California. You can read more about the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation at https://searchdogfoundation.org