Superfit Canine’s very own Golden Retriever Wyatt and handler Eric Darling were deployed and tasked with locating the remains of victims of the Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia this past Tuesday. Along with teammate Labrador Retriever Pacy, a human remains detection K9 trained by handler Pat Kaynaroglu of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center, the dogs searched tirelessly throughout the night. Wyatt located the last remaining victim on Thursday morning.
Disaster search dogs and their handlers train for thousands of hours and travel thousands of miles all over the country to simulated disaster sites. All to ensure that the dogs are prepared for whatever terrain or environment that they may be faced with during a disaster.
Their goal? Everybody comes home.
Photos are of K9 Wyatt taken at a simulated disaster training site. See more photos at superfitcanine.com