Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Woman, dog back from Oso
PAT_7901e SEARCH AND RESCUE volunteer Noreen McClintok, walks with her German shepherd Cai at Wild Oaks Park in El Dorado Hills. Cai is trained to search the wilderness for lost persons and also is trained as a cadaver search dog. The duo recently returned from searching the Oso slide in Washington state. Democrat photos by Pat Dollins
He may not look heroic — in fact, with the tug toy hanging from his mouth and his tongue hanging out, this German shepherd looks downright goofy. When his owner, Noreen McClintok, gives him the "search" command, however, the goofy animal is gone, replaced by a focused, intent dog who does not give up.

On April 8, Cai and McClintok, 63, returned from helping search for victims of the mudslide in Oso, Wash., as part of a California Rescue Dog Association (CARDA) team.

"Washington FEMA put out a call for cadaver dogs, "said McClintok, who lives in El Dorado Hills, "and CARDA responded right away." McClintok said the search in Oso had changed from rescue to recovery within a day or two of the slide. "I can't imagine what those first responders were confronted with. In 50 feet of mud, how do you start to look?"

"Our CARDA team had seven dogs and we drove up to Washington as a caravan. Two members of the team came all the way from San Bernardino," said McClintok. "We got there on Thursday, April 2, and ..."

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