In today's changing world, canine search and rescue efforts have become part of the leading edge of rescue and recovery operations. Equipment has become high-tech and LaSAR is often dependent on the requesting agency to provide some of the equipment needed at the scene. Not all needed items are always available and LaSAR would like to become self-sufficient in the field.
You can be a part of LaSAR's efforts by providing much needed financial support. LaSAR is a 501(c)(3) organization and all contributions are tax deductible. We are asking for your assistance to help us acquire some of the key equipment needed to effectively continue our work.
You may assist LaSAR by making a monetary contribution or by donating equipment. You may designate your donation for the purchase of a specific item, or to be used at the discretion of the team. None of the funds will be used for administrative costs. Any donation amount will be gratefully received. If you would like to make a monetary donation to LaSAR, you may do so by sending a check made payable to "LaSAR Dog Team" to the following address;
Louisiana Search and Rescue Dog Team
P.O. Box 2477
Slidell, LA 70459
Global Satellite Positioning Equipment (GPS)
When working an unknown area, it is conducive for the handlers to have Global Satellite Positioning (GPS) units. The GPS will allow the handlers to better cover the areas as they search for a lost child, hunter or Alzheimer patient. It affords the team with a viable way of mapping the area and making sure that the area assigned to them has been covered. It also allows the handler to provide a true location of the missing person upon being found in order to facilitate the efforts of evacuating them from the site in a safe and effective fashion. Evacuation efforts can include the use of a helicopter, and by using the GPS, the coordinates could be provided the pilot. The approximate cost of a unit is $250 with a total cost of $5,000 to purchase a unit for each handler.