Debra Tosch, Executive Director of the Search Dog Foundation (SDF), was one of the handlers deployed on September 11th, 2001. Her dog Abby was the last remaining SDF search dog who served at Ground Zero. After 9/11, Debra and Abby deployed to a number of disasters, including Hurricane Katrina and the La Conchita mudslide.
“Why did a retired schoolteacher from New Jersey, a grandmother with four grown sons, complicate her life by founding an organization dedicated to training the nation’s most highly skilled search dogs? ’I went to Oklahoma City.’ Simply put, quietly spoken, this is how Wilma’s story—and the story of SDF—begins” click here.
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