Living the American dream
9 of NPA's retired Mine Detection Dogs recently started a new life chapter - in the United States.
Dogs are by far the most successful animal used in Mine Action and can be trained to sniff out buried mines and explosive remnants of war (ERW). They are an invaluable tool in NPA mine and explosives clearance efforts. They produce hundreds of square meters per day, and save lives all over the world.
When our heroes finish their working life, they retire, and we try to provide them with the best possible life in retirement. Sometimes the handlers take the dogs for themselves and adopt them, but if that is not an option, the dogs stay in our center and we take care of them.
Over the past weeks, K9 Mission Rescue with the director Kristen Maurer adopted 9 of our retired dogs in their center in the US. Here, they will find potential adoptive families and donate the dogs.
Thanks to Mrs. Kristen and the entire K9 Mission Rescue team!