How Long Does it Take Baxter the Bloodhound to Track and Locate a Missing Person?

By on July 3, 2017

A quick search for information yielded this startling statistic from a July 26, 2013 HuffPost article,  There’s approximately 125,000 search-and-rescue missions where volunteer teams are deployed … for missing Alzheimer’s patients every year,” said Kimberly Kelly, founder and director of Project Far From Home, an Alzheimer’s education program designed for law enforcement and personnel. (HuffPost 07/26/13).

I met up with Deputy Ryan Williams and his search and rescue , Baxter, at Oil Creek State Park in NW for a demonstration of Baxter’s skills, but it turns out that I learned a whole lot more than I had anticipated.

After a quick intro, I stepped back from the video and let Deputy Williams and Baxter do what they do best. First, Deputy Williams educated us about scenthounds and how the dogs function best, and then Baxter went to work and tracked our “missing” teen volunteer, Tyrone. After the successful search, Deputy Williams continued to share a lot more information about the increase in missing persons who suffer primarily from dementia and autism. He offered some excellent suggestions for caregivers to consider to mitigate the opportunities for loved ones to go missing.

Please consider donating to the care and upkeep of Baxter and the expansion of the K9 programs in our communities.

You can make a donation directly to the K9 Fund  by contacting the Venango County .

1168 Liberty Street PO Box 831, Franklin PA 16323

Checks can be made to Venango Co. Sheriff Office Designate K9 Fund. Follow their page on FB for K9 fundraisers and to see what they are doing in the community.

About Tambra

Tambra Warner Sabatini is the “Adventurer-in-Chief” of Cross Adventuring, which encompasses her vision for a better approach to our lives and where adventure and whole life mastery merge to transform us individually and within our communities. She believes that we must regain our passion and ability to design personal lives that are truly fulfilling and leave a positive legacy for our children and our world.

Tambra is a devoted entrepreneur with a heart for sharing and leading others outdoors into life-transforming adventures. After a decade-long stint with the Federal Government as a paralegal, she began her entrepreneurial adventures. A series of major life transitions were kept in perspective through expanding her adventuring activities into ultra-endurance events and teaching her love for outdoor recreation with school children and adults through one-on-one coaching and group classes and include cross country skiing, geocaching, kayaking, windsurfing, ultra trail running, backpacking/fastpacking, and the list expands frequently.

She is a prolific Indie Publisher of her own and her client’s books. Check out her Amazon Author Page for her latest releases, including Adventure Foods.

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