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Animal Rescue Training Exercise Planned
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Animal Rescue Training Exercise Planned

Residents in the Gypsum-Kipp area can expect to see some unusual activity this weekend as agencies from all over Kansas plan to conduct a joint training exercise for themselves and their four-legged counterparts.According to Saline County, working dogs and horses are often used in search, rescue, and recovery operations, but have varying levels of comfort around one another. K-9 teams will be partnered with mounted patrol units to give these animals and their handlers the opportunity to train side-by-side in a controlled environment.“The primary goal of the training is to practice integrating K-9 resources with local first responders and demonstrate capabilities in a realistic environment before a real incident occurs,” explained Wade Waddle, canine handler and firefighter with Saline C...