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By Dan Rudy 

Wrangell dog gets search certification

 

March 30, 2017

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Along with NASAR lead evaluator Chris Snipes, Wrangell firefighters Steve Prysunka and Walter Moorhead undergo search certification with golden retriever Katilli on March 24 outside Irving, Texas.

One of Wrangell's canine residents finally received its search and rescue certification, after four long years of training.

"Katilli," a golden retriever handled by owner Steve Prysunka, took her final exam in Texas last week. Through an ongoing training and certification process, the dog has been deployed for search and rescue efforts on behalf of Wrangell Volunteer Fire Department.

"This is what we've been working for for the last three and a half years," said Prysunka. "This was her test for her national certification through the National Association of Search and Rescue."

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