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K-9 Disaster Relief is a Non-Profit Humanitarian Organization. It's mission is to "help traumatized victims of a disaster through canine crisis intervention ."

Utilizing canines, this is achieved with handlers trained in Canine Disaster Relief Services. K-9 Disaster Relief provides courses, workshops and seminars through its education and training Academy.

It has partnered and collaborated with the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Project Liberty, Project Recovery, American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health and Human Services, Salvation Army Disaster Services, VOAD, and state/county government agencies, airlines, labor unions, industry, private companies and local communities.


Megan Kendall

Purdue University

Location Upper Montclair, NJ
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  1. Animal-assisted activities
  2. Animal-assisted therapies
  3. Crisis response
  4. Disaster
  5. Dogs
  6. Emergency
  7. Mammals