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Rescue dog team holding wine fundraiser


Wrangell’s search-and-rescue (SAR) dog program will be holding its second wine-tasting fundraiser on Friday.

A component of Wrangell Volunteer Fire Department, SAR dogs are primarily used to assist in searches for missing persons, whether becoming lost while in the wilderness or following a disaster. Dog handler Steve Prysunka explained the dogs are trained both to search for living subjects and to detect for human remains.

The latest iteration of the program has been up and operating since 2014, supporting various emergency responses since. Since last year’s fundraiser the program has...

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