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Hope comes covered in fur: Donna Waugh at TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansas

By Donna Waugh

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The 2013 "Hero Dog of the Year" John D. and his human, Donna, team up to advance the use of canines in human cancer detection, offering hope that comes covered in fur.
Donna Waugh is President of the American Scent Dog Association. The K9 handler and scent dog trainer 2006 began using canines in research for human cancer scent detection. John D is a shelter rescued, mostly Border Collie, mutt. He has specialized skills in water recoveries and is the 2013 American Humane Association's Search and Rescue Hero Dog of the Year. 


Katie Carroll

Date 2016
Size/Length 18:21
URL https://youtu.be/Del3J2Nv1MA
Language English
Notes Part of TEDx, an independently organized TED event.
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  1. Animal roles
  2. Cancer
  3. Canine scent detection
  4. Dogs
  5. Health
  6. Mammals
  7. rescue dogs
  8. Research
  9. Service animals