On Wednesday, Jason Geary and Marsi completed a seven-story apartment building search. Running through the entire complex to pick up the scent of live humans, Marsi alerted on two elderly women and another resident in two separate apartments. The two women did not hear rescuers calling out, but did find it strange to hear a dog barking. They were surprised when they opened the door to find Marsi wagging her tail wildly at the success of her "find."
SDF handlers John Stewart and Greg Gould helped throughout the day with search operations but did not work their dogs as they were with a different team and the canines were not called in."
|Long Beach, New York - In the wake of the storm's wrath|
The following FEMA Task Forces are now activated for deployment following Superstorm Sandy:
|NY Search Dogs Lani & Marsi enjoy a break from searching|
SUNDAY: At approximately 5:00 pm EST on October 28th, three Albany, NY-based Search Teams trained by the Search Dog Foundation--Greg Gould & Kura, John Stewart & Lani and Jason Geary & Marsi--were called out by New York Task Force 2 to prepare for deployment to Superstorm Sandy. They met the other members of the Task Force on Long Island, where they prepped their gear and made plans for deployment.
MONDAY: October 29 NY Task Force 2 joined crews from Suffolk County Urban Search and Rescue making water rescues in three towns in Suffolk County. Using boats and jet skis to reach stranded households, the Task Force helped bring 70 people and 13 animals to safety.
TUESDAY: October 30 The Task Force spent time in Nassau County where there have been multiple reports of missing persons. Ten other SDF Search Teams (based in Los Angeles and Florida) were also on alert, prepared to deploy if they were called out by their Task Forces.