Many thanks to the American Kennel Club (AKC) who selected Alpha Team Search & Rescue (ATSAR) as 2011 grant recipients of their Companion Animal Recovery (CAR) Grant. The AKC, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, and Agricultural Commissioner Gary Black spoke about our work, the national 9/11 memorial and canines. While at the Georgia Capitol, the Governor and the Atlanta AKC chapter presented a check to Alpha Team. As ATSAR President, Paula presented the Governor with a ATSAR hat and patch. At the event were Gail LaBerge, Tim Ward, Paula Chambers with K9s Maddi and Billi, Governor Nathan Deal, Dr. Carmen Battaglia, Commissioner Gary Black, Cheryl Knieriemen with K9 Graeson, Joel Barrett and others.
Many thanks to all who make this grant money possible for ATSAR!