American Scent Dog Association (ASDA)
Little Rock, AK
The $4,520 PDF grant will meet two needs for ASDA. The first piece of the grant will cover the educational costs associated with having their 15 member team SARTECH II certified by the National Association of Search and Rescue. Topics for certification include survival and support, search, and rescue. The second piece of this grant will fund canine participation in two cancer research studies being conducted at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Their efforts have successfully transitioned the dogs’ alert capabilities to cancer detection and have clearly demonstrated their ability to discriminate between cancerous and healthy body fluids.