Hi everyone, I am reposting this for a friend of mine, who is a volunteer with CARDA, a non-profit organization that provides trained search and rescue dog teams to help locate missing people. Her teams have been involved in many searches you have read about (the Sierra LaMar search, the San Bruno fire, etc., etc.) and many more that never made the news. CARDA members own, train, and deploy with their dogs, and absorb nearly all the expenses.
On Saturday, May 5th, 2012 all Pet Food Express stores in the Bay Area and beyond will be hospting the California Rescue Dog Association (CARDA) for a fundraiser. All funds raised will go directly to the costs associated with the training and deployment of CARDA Search and Rescue dogs in the search for missing people. Pet Food Express is donating 100% of any pet wash token sold on May 5th, 2012 to CARDA. Additionally, Pet Food Express stores will be accepting donations to CARDA at their registers that entire weekend. Tokens for the self-serve pet washes can be used at any Pet Food Express store with a pet wash (all but two of their 43 stores) and do not have to be used on the day of the event. The event runs from 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Search and Rescue dogs will be at Pet Food Express stores to meet the public. Additionally, veterinarian Ian Dunbar will be at the Rockridge store from 11:00-3:00. Author Kaye Hall will be at the Napa store. Author Leah Waarvik will be at the El Cerrito store in the morning and the Alameda store in the afternoon.
More information about the event can be found on the CARDA website (www.carda.org) and on CARDA’s Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pages/CARDA-California-Rescue-Dog-Association/102324023137880 (Please “like” us and share!).
See a clip of our dogs in action!