Featuring Calgary mobile veterinarian Dr. Wendy McClelland and co-host Greg Habstritt from Vets To Go. This episode originally aired December 8th, 2013 on News Talk 770 AM.
Here’s what we covered in this week’s show:
- We focus on 2 very unique and interesting ways that service dogs help serve, protect and make life better for us!
- As one of only 3 “trauma service dogs” in Canada, Hawk has recently joined the Calgary Police Service and assists in helping making victims of crime feel safer and more comfortable when speaking to the police. Sgt. Brett Hutt from Victim Assistance Services at the CPS is Hawk’s handler, and joins us to explain how a trauma dog helps not only the victims, but the investigating offers as well.
- Another service dog role you’ve probably seen is at the airport with the specialized dogs that sniff out trouble – including drugs and explosives. We’ll speak to Laura Hiscott, a Detector Dog Handler from Canada Border Services Agency, about the work their service dogs to do protect our border and the Canada at large.
- And of course you’ll hear Dr. Wendy answer more listener questions. Don’t forget you can submit your questions at our website at http://www.vetstogoradio.com, or call our 24 hour feedback line at 1(855) 729-TALK!
Resources Discussed And Special Guest(s) On This Show:
Sgt. Brett Hutt, handler of trauma dog Hawk with the Calgary Police Service (Victim Assistance)
Recent news story on Hawk: Read the article here
Laura Hiscott, Detector Dog Handler with Canada Border Services Agency
Website: Detector Dog Page on CBSA Site
Listen to the recording of this week’s show here:
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