Abandoned dog gets second chance as Ga. rescue K9

Once trained, Jasper, a 1-year-old German Sheperd, will be used to search for lost children, Alzheimer’s patients, and natural disaster victims


By EMS1 Staff

BRYAN COUNTY, Ga. — Officials at Bryan County EMS rescued a dog off Georgia’s streets, giving him second chance by adding him to their ranks for live air scent tracking.

According to WTOC, the Bryan County EMS is training Jasper, a 1-year-old German Shepherd, for live air scent tracking and will be working with his handler, Sarah Simon, constantly.

Jasper is a 1-year-old ( approximately as he was a rescue) German Shepherd who will be trained for live air scent tracking. (Photo/ Bryan County Emergency Services)
Jasper is a 1-year-old ( approximately as he was a rescue) German Shepherd who will be trained for live air scent tracking. (Photo/ Bryan County Emergency Services)

“We’re going to be looking for little kids that might have wondered off into the woods, Alzheimer’s patients that might have wondered off, and any natural disaster where we are looking to find someone still alive,” Simon, a Bryan County firefighter-EMT, said.

 

The Bryan Country Emergency Services is proud to welcome "K9 Jasper" to the emergency services family! Jasper is a...

Posted by Bryan County Emergency Services on Monday, June 10, 2019

Jasper is just in his initial training period and only understands basic commands such as “sit” and “stay.” The EMS agency says they will know if the program is successful with Jasper in about 6-12 months.

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