Knowles offers search dogs

Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2001

JUNEAU -- Gov. Tony Knowles offered search and rescue dogs trained in wilderness rescue to New York and Virginia officials for help in the recovery of victims.

In letters to New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, New York Gov. George Pataki and Virginia Gov. James Gilmore, Knowles said 12 dogs and handlers could be mobilized quickly and sent to the disaster sites. The dogs are trained in avalanche, disaster and water search and rescues.

Alaska search teams, including Juneau-based Southeast Alaska Dogs Organized for Ground Search, have helped in other collapsed-building searches.

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