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CNN Hero Wilma Melville: What Makes a Good Search Dog


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Since 1996, CNN hero Wilma Melville’s organization has been saving, training and deploying shelter dogs, giving them a new lease on life, and benefiting both man and dog in the process. The Search Dog Foundation locates shelter dogs with search dog potential. Once identified, the rescued dogs undergo extensive training before being paired with a firefighter or rescue worker who continues training while living, and eventually working with the dog.

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CNN’s Lan Trinh recently spoke with Melville about the group’s efforts.