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Hero dogs : how a pack of rescues, rejects, and strays became America's greatest disaster-search partners / Wilma Melville, with Paul Lobo.

Melville, Wilma, (author.). Lobo, Paul, (author.).
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  • 6 of 9 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Fayette Co PL - Connersville LGPT 636.708 MEL (Text) 39230031953241 Adult Books Available -
Flora-Monroe Twp PL - Flora LP 636.708 MEL (Text) 50825010753423 Large Print Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library LPNF 636.708 MEL (Text) 33187004507089 Large Print Nonfiction Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [21125] ISLM SF428.73 .M45 2019b (Text) 00000106751266 Talking Books Large Type Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [21125] ISLM SF428.73 .M45 2019b (Text) 00000106751274 Talking Books Large Type Available -
Jay Co PL - Portland LP 636.7088 M531 (Text) 76383000467877 Adult New Shelf, LP NF Checked out 07/30/2019
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch LARGE 636.7 MELV (Text) 39391006926628 Large Print Nonfiction Checked out 07/29/2019
Newburgh Chandler PL - Downtown Newburgh 636.7 MELVILLE LP (Text) 39206021448426 New Materials Checked out 08/02/2019
Starke Co PL - Schricker Main Library (Knox) LP 636.7 MEL (Text) 30032001832697 NEW ADULT Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781643581163
  • ISBN: 1643581163
  • Physical Description: 359 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Center Point Large Print edition.
  • Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2019.

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Regular print version previously published by: St. Martin's Press.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
"Lola was a buckshot-riddled stray, lost on a Memphis highway. Cody was rejected from seven different homes. Ace had been sprayed with mace and left for dead on a train track. They were deemed unadoptable. Untrainable. Unsalvageable. These would become the same dogs America relied on when its worst disasters hit. In 1995, Wilma Melville volunteered as a canine search-and-rescue (SAR) handler with her Black Labrador Murphy in the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing. At the time, there were only fifteen FEMA certified SAR dogs in the United States. Believing in the value of these remarkable animals to help save lives, Wilma knew many more were needed in the event of future major disasters. She made a vow to help 168 dogs receive search-and-rescue training in her lifetime--one for every Oklahoma City victim. Wilma singlehandedly established the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF) to meet this challenge. The first canine candidates--Ana, Dusty, and Harley--were a trio of golden retrievers with behavioral problems so severe the dogs were considered irredeemable and unadoptable. But with patience, discipline, and love applied during training, they proved to have the ability, agility, and stamina to graduate as SARs. Paired with a trio of firefighters, they were among the first responders searching the ruins of the World Trade Center following 9/11--setting the standard for the more than 168 of the SDF's search-and-rescue dogs that followed. Beautiful and heart-wrenching, Hero Dogs is the story of one woman's dream brought to fruition by dedicated volunteers and firefighters--and the bonds they forged with the incredible rescued-turned-rescuer dogs to create one of America's most vital resources in disaster response."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Melville, Wilma.
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (United States)
Search dogs > United States.
Rescue dogs > United States.
Dog rescue.
Dog specialists > Biography.
Search and rescue operations.
Large type books.
Genre: Biographies.
Large type books.

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