LIHUE — Kauai Search and Rescue recently welcomed three newly certified K9 members following weeklong field testing conducted by Robert Noziska, a certified instructor and trainer with the United States Border Patrol Services.
“Congratulations to our KSAR canines — Jethro, Avi, and Delta — and all the KSAR team members for their hard work, dedication and volunteer efforts to safeguard the well-being of missing residents or visitors to our island,” said Debra Gochros of KSAR. “Thank yous go out to our volunteers who went out and hid for the dogs during the certification process.”
Kauai Search and Rescue is a nonprofit, volunteer organization which provides its services at no cost to the people of Kauai. Its team members and canines participate in weekly five-hour readiness training sessions around the island.
During the testing, the new canine members were certified and experienced canines were given the opportunity to become further certified.