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Sunday 17th January 2021, 8:57

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
** CALLOUT 5 **

At approx. 12.30am this morning SARDA Ireland were contacted by An Garda Síochána Macroom and tasked to a missing vulnerable child in the west Cork area. Éadaoin with Search Dog Murphy and Mick with Search Dog Ziggy responded with Jean as dog support. 

We were stood down en route at approx 2.30am when the missing child was thankfully found safe and well a number of miles from home by a neighbour. Both dog teams were home by 5am. Also involved in the search was Rescue 115

** CALLOUT 5 **

At approx. 12.30am this morning SARDA Ireland were contacted by An Garda Síochána Macroom and tasked to a missing vulnerable child in the west Cork area. Éadaoin with Search Dog Murphy and Mick with Search Dog Ziggy responded with Jean as dog support.

We were stood down en route at approx 2.30am when the missing child was thankfully found safe and well a number of miles from home by a neighbour. Both dog teams were home by 5am. Also involved in the search was Rescue 115
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Happy outcome thankfully. Well done all.

Caitriona O Donoghue no better dog 🥰

Well done, brilliant outcome 👏🏻

Well done to everyone 🐶🐶🐶🥰

👏👏👏

Well done Ziggy and Jean

Thank god the child was found safe, well done to all

Well done all

Well done all 👍

Thank you all. ❤️

Well done to all thankfully the child was found safe and well.

Well done...Great work..

Thank god 🙏

Well done all

I heard the helicopter going over the house! Well done team

Well done to all concerned 👋🏼👋🏼🙏🏻

Thank you

Thank God all went well

Well done team

God bless all involved that give of their time.

Thank you for what you do

Well done everyone what beautiful eyes 🐾🐕💕

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Thursday 14th January 2021, 9:42

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
** Callout 4 **

At approx. 6pm yesterday evening SARDA was tasked by An Garda Síochána Fermoy to a missing persons incident in the Cork area. Two dog teams Eadaoin and Murphy and Sean and Cody responded with three more members Adrian, Edwin, Jean and Dorothy as dog team support.

The dog teams searched farmland, riverbank and roadside until we were stood down for the night at approx. 10.30pm. The search continues this morning and SARDA remain on standby to assist.

Many thanks to the local land owners for giving permission to search their lands.

Also in attendance:
An Garda Síochána Dog Unit
Irish Search Dogs
Blackwater Sub Aqua ClubImage attachment

** Callout 4 **

At approx. 6pm yesterday evening SARDA was tasked by An Garda Síochána Fermoy to a missing persons incident in the Cork area. Two dog teams Eadaoin and Murphy and Sean and Cody responded with three more members Adrian, Edwin, Jean and Dorothy as dog team support.

The dog teams searched farmland, riverbank and roadside until we were stood down for the night at approx. 10.30pm. The search continues this morning and SARDA remain on standby to assist.

Many thanks to the local land owners for giving permission to search their lands.

Also in attendance:
An Garda Síochána Dog Unit
Irish Search Dogs
Blackwater Sub Aqua Club
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Wednesday 13th January 2021, 20:40

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
** Callout 4 **

Dog teams responding to a search this evening in Co. Cork.

** Callout 4 **

Dog teams responding to a search this evening in Co. Cork.
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Stay safe

Stay safe guys and dogs❤

Busy busy, stay safe.

Keep safe

Stay safe

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Wednesday 13th January 2021, 14:33

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

** Callout 3 **

SARDA Ireland were tasked by An Garda Síochána at approx. 5pm yesterday evening to a missing persons incident in Co. Kerry. 3 dog teams responded Eadaoin and Murphy, Mick and Ziggy, and Louise and Lyla. Our first dog team arrived on scene shortly after 8pm. Dog teams searched forestry, farmland, bog and roadside areas in poor visibility and deteriorating weather conditions until around midnight. Dog teams were supported by SARDA members Adrian, Edwin and Jean.

Two dog teams returned this morning (Mick and Ziggy and Gerry and Fia) to continue the search. Sadly, the missing person was located deceased by a member of AGS. Our sincere condolences to the missing persons family, friends and neighbours.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha

Other units in attendance:
An Garda Síochána Dog Unit
Irish Search Dogs
Ballybunion Coast Guard
Ballybunion Sea & Cliff Rescue Service
Glenderry Coastguard
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Well done to everyone involved and the incredible doggies ye are amazing. Condolences to the family may they rest in peace.

Well done people unfortunately not all rescues are successful rip to the deceased And there families 👍🙏🙏🙏

Well done guys .rip to the casualty involved..condolences to family members

Well done all, condolences to the family of the deceased.

Well done to all involved . Condolences to the family and friends , members at this moment. 🙏

Well done. May they rest in peace

R.I.P. Well done people

Well done to all agencies involved, Rip

R I P

Well done to all our friends in SARDA.

Well done all, condolences to the family of the deceased.

Well done to all involved, condolences to the family

Well done all, great service on a horrible night. Condolences to the family of the deceased.

Ye tried very hard to find this person well done to everyone and doggies involved. Condolences to the family of the deceased

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Wednesday 13th January 2021, 12:50

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

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Tuesday 12th January 2021, 19:09

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
SARDA dog teams are responding to a callout in Co. Kerry. Details to follow.

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Please god all will be OK

🙏

Stay safe.

🙏

Monday 11th January 2021, 20:19

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

** Callout 2 **

Handler Mick and Search Dog Ziggy responded alongside South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association last Saturday in Galteemore to assist a lone female walker who got into difficulty.

Well done to all involved for braving the dark cold conditions to respond.

South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association
Callout no four 2021. On Saturday evening we received a call at 17:50 from the Gardaí regarding a lone female walker descending from Galteemore who got disoriented in the dark. First search party reached walker at 20:20 All team members including SARDA Dog Ziggy & handler Mick plus the missing person safely off the hill by 9.30. This Sunday evening we just had a callout no five near Cahir. More to follow on that. Please take care as these winter conditions can be very challenging and dangerous.
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Well done Michael and Ziggy.

Monday 11th January 2021, 19:44

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
Annual statistics below for Mountain Rescue Ireland teams, which includes SARDA Ireland. 

Well done to all our fellow MRI teams for their hard work and dedication throughout a complicated year. 

We ask all our followers to adhere to public health guidance, and not to head outside of their comfort zone if they are lucky enough to have mountains or upland areas within their 5km. Be prepared, plan ahead and have a means of contacting help should you need it.

Annual statistics below for Mountain Rescue Ireland teams, which includes SARDA Ireland.

Well done to all our fellow MRI teams for their hard work and dedication throughout a complicated year.

We ask all our followers to adhere to public health guidance, and not to head outside of their comfort zone if they are lucky enough to have mountains or upland areas within their 5km. Be prepared, plan ahead and have a means of contacting help should you need it.MRI 2020 annual statistics - 345 callouts in 2020 across all mountain rescue teams. This is an increase of 15 from 2019.
As lockdowns requirements changed, callouts increased, this can be seen when each quarter is compared to the previous year:
2019: 2020:
Q1; 75 Q1; 61
Q2; 95 Q2; 57
Q3; 103 Q3; 137
Q4; 57 Q4; 90

*SARDA Ireland (Search and rescue dog association) are part of MRI, their work can potentially be in response to missing persons etc. The figure in the info graphic (fatalities) reflects a combination of SARDA incidents and MRI incidents.
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Wednesday 6th January 2021, 20:46

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
** Callout 1 **

Our first callout of 2021, SEMRA provide the details so well below. Search Dog Murph enjoyed a more relaxed callout after her find in our last search of 2020. 

Well done to all involved today. Remember to stay within your 5km and if heading to the hills or woodlands, be prepared and have a means of contacting help should you require it. 

Stay safe.Image attachmentImage attachment

** Callout 1 **

Our first callout of 2021, SEMRA provide the details so well below. Search Dog Murph enjoyed a more relaxed callout after her find in our last search of 2020.

Well done to all involved today. Remember to stay within your 5km and if heading to the hills or woodlands, be prepared and have a means of contacting help should you require it.

Stay safe.Callout to Clogheen, County Tipperary.

At 14:30 today South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association were tasked by An Garda Síochána to assist a male walker who got disorientated while walking in a wooded area above the village of Clogheen at the foot of the Knockmealdown Mountains. After communicating with the walker, SEMRA were able to pinpoint the geographical location of the walker and SEMRA team members supported by Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland) dog Murphy and handler Eadaoin made their way to the meet the walker. The walker was well equipped with warm clothes, food and a hot drink, a battery pack to charge a mobile phone, and an emergency shelter and was able to keep himself comfortable despite the cold weather, until help arrived. SEMRA team members met with the tired and grateful walker and escorted him to the team vehicle “Romeo”. The walker was brought safely to their car and all SEMRA, SARDA and AGS team members were off site by 17:45. A positive outcome for all involved.
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bless them those ears 🤗xx

Good girl Murph ❤️👏🐶

Tuesday 29th December 2020, 10:53

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

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What a beautiful and hard working doggo. Murph <3

Excellent team work guys Great to see rescue dogs doing fantastic work

Excellent people with their excellent dogs.

Monday 28th December 2020, 11:04

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
**CALLOUT 40**

SARDA Ireland were tasked by An Garda Síochána yesterday morning to a missing person search in the Old Head of Kinsale area. Louise and Layla, and Éadaoin and Murphy responded to the callout with Mick and Ziggy and Gerry and Fia on standby.

Sadly, the missing person was recovered by Rescue 117 as part of an intricate recovery operation.

Our condolences to the friends and family of the deceased. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha.

Other agencies involved:
Irish Coast Guard - Old Head of Kinsale
National Ambulance Service (NAS)
RNLI Kinsale

**CALLOUT 40**

SARDA Ireland were tasked by An Garda Síochána yesterday morning to a missing person search in the Old Head of Kinsale area. Louise and Layla, and Éadaoin and Murphy responded to the callout with Mick and Ziggy and Gerry and Fia on standby.

Sadly, the missing person was recovered by Rescue 117 as part of an intricate recovery operation.

Our condolences to the friends and family of the deceased. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha.

Other agencies involved:
Irish Coast Guard - Old Head of Kinsale
National Ambulance Service (NAS)
RNLI Kinsale
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Well done fm limerick city condolences Rip💔❤️❤️

So sorry for the family of the deceased. RIP

Condolences to the family of the deceased. May they rest in peace.

Thank you to all involved. Condolences to the bereaved family. May the deceased rest in peace.

God bless you on your final journey. Thank you to all at Sarda & the call out teams for your services.

Condolences to the family. Thank you for your services

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Saturday 26th December 2020, 10:40

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

**CALLOUT 39 - DOG FIND**

At 21.34 on Christmas night, SARDA were tasked by An Garda Síochána Tipperary to a missing persons incident. The missing person was in his 50's and was last seen leaving his accommodation earlier that morning. Dog teams Eadaoin & Murphy and Mick & Ziggy responded with Adrian as dog team support.

Eadaoin and Murphy arrived on scene at 22.30 with Mick and Ziggy arriving shortly after. At 23.34 the missing person was located by dog team Eadaoin and Murphy. SARDA wish to convey our sincere condolences to the missing persons family and friends.

SARDA would like to thank South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association who assisted with extracting the casualty from the location. SARDA would also like to thank The Gardai in Tipperary for their management of the search and for providing some much needed coffees and food to our handlers before they returned home.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

Other agencies involved;
Rescue 117
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Great effort well done

May he Rest in Peace Well done to all involved

Well done to all ...rest in peace ...poor man...his worries over ...

💔 lovely man...

Well done to all involved, condolences to the family

Well done

Well Done SARDA and SEMRA. Condolences to the Family and Friends affected.

Great work 👏👏🐕🐕

Condolences to the family rip thank you to everyone that helped so very sad

Very sad news for the family invlovled. Yee are an amazing crew who drop everything to help families in need. X

Well done to all involved.

Very sad r.i.p 🙏 condolences to his family

Condolences to the family. Thank you to everyone involved, truly caring people.

Rip, well done guys.

Thank you to all hands,prayers to the family

Great work team and our sincere condolences to all the missing person’s family and friends from Search And Rescue Dog Association - SARDA Ireland North 🥲

Deepest condolences to family and friends of the deceased person. Love you Murphy for finding this person.. and for bringing some comfort to those left behind!! ❤️

R.i.p

Well done and thanks for all you do.

Well done all, stay safe, condolences to the family.

Well done again. My Condolences to family and friends. RIP.

Well Done SARDA and SEMRA Thanks to all involved Condolences to the Family and Friends

sorry i put the wrong emoji...(apologies ment to put the sad face) sincere condolences to the bereaved family at this difficult time

Well done to all involved in the search. Condolences to the family and friends of tne person.

Great work and rip and condolences to the family involved

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Saturday 26th December 2020, 0:48

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
**CALLOUT 39**

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Stay safe everyone

Hope all will be safe.

Friday 25th December 2020, 18:29

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Merry Christmas to all our followers and fellow voluntary and professional emergency services. It’s been quite a busy year, but our dogs are getting a chance to put their paws up and are hoping for a quiet few days with no callouts. 🤞🏻

Thank you all for your tremendous support 🎅🏼🐶🥳
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Happy Christmas from chilly Norfolk ( my brother is one of your volunteer dogs bodies ).

Happy Christmas and New year guys...

Love it

Wednesday 23rd December 2020, 22:14

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

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Christmas donation made... Love your posts Merry Christmas and thank you for your work x

Wednesday 2nd December 2020, 22:36

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
**Callout 37 and 38**

SARDA Ireland were tasked to two separate callouts today, one in Munster and one in Leinster. Details to follow.

If you would like to donate to our charity to help us continue our work across Ireland, please do so at:
https://www.facebook.com/SARDA.Ireland/posts/3471811709593092

**Callout 37 and 38**

SARDA Ireland were tasked to two separate callouts today, one in Munster and one in Leinster. Details to follow.

If you would like to donate to our charity to help us continue our work across Ireland, please do so at:
www.facebook.com/SARDA.Ireland/posts/3471811709593092
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Saturday 28th November 2020, 13:00

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
Did you know that most of our searches do not happen in the mountains, but in lowland areas? 

If you would like to donate to our charity to help us continue our work across Ireland, please do so at:
https://www.facebook.com/SARDA.Ireland/posts/3471811709593092

Did you know that most of our searches do not happen in the mountains, but in lowland areas?

If you would like to donate to our charity to help us continue our work across Ireland, please do so at:
www.facebook.com/SARDA.Ireland/posts/3471811709593092
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Thursday 26th November 2020, 10:30

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
Did you know what we have searched for over 180 missing people since 2016? 

If you would like to donate to our charity to help us continue our work across Ireland, please do so at:
https://www.facebook.com/SARDA.Ireland/posts/3471811709593092

Did you know what we have searched for over 180 missing people since 2016?

If you would like to donate to our charity to help us continue our work across Ireland, please do so at:
www.facebook.com/SARDA.Ireland/posts/3471811709593092
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Friday 20th November 2020, 19:51

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
3 years since Louise and Lyla and Éadaoin and Murphy qualified as air scenting search dog teams! They have 4 dog finds between both teams in that time and they have spent hours searching across Ireland for missing people! We are so proud of them! 🐶🐶

3 years since Louise and Lyla and Éadaoin and Murphy qualified as air scenting search dog teams! They have 4 dog finds between both teams in that time and they have spent hours searching across Ireland for missing people! We are so proud of them! 🐶🐶Those precious red tags. You can't buy them – you've got to earn them! ... See MoreSee Less

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Well done ladies👏👏👏

Well done guys from a former member

Fantastic.

Well done. 🐕😀

Lovely photo Eadaoin Great work ladies 🐶🐶🐶

Great work everyone

Well done.

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Monday 9th November 2020, 13:22

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

#𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗲𝘁𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲!! 🤩 𝗖𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗺 𝗱𝗼𝗴 𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗶𝘁 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲𝘀! 🐕

Help SARDA Ireland respond to missing person searches across Ireland by donating to our charity!

Like many charities, our ability to fundraise has been impacted by restrictions, yet, as an essential service we continue to respond to callouts. To help us raise funds, we have kindly been offered a number of prizes from Fetch Media - Dog Portraits with a total value of over €150!

𝗣𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲𝘀 𝟭 & 𝟮: Custom dog portrait (digitally painted, printed and mounted in a card frame) [Value: €50]
𝗣𝗿𝗶𝘇𝗲𝘀 𝟰, 𝟱 & 𝟲: €20 voucher for Fetch Media

Simply follow the steps below to enter:
𝟭) 𝗟𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗙𝗮𝗰𝗲𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗣𝗮𝗴𝗲
𝟮) 𝗗𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗦𝗔𝗥𝗗𝗔 𝗜𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗯𝗲𝗹𝗼𝘄. 𝗙𝗼𝗿 𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵 €𝟱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗱𝗼𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗲, 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗿𝗮𝘄 𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗲 (€𝟱=𝟭 𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗿𝘆, €𝟭𝟬=𝟮 𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗲𝘁𝗰.)
𝟯) 𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗽𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗮𝗴 𝟯 𝗼𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘀!

Bonus Entry: Like the Fetch Media - Dog Portraits page for an additional entry on top of your donation!🐶

Competition closes 4th December. Postage to Ireland or UK only.
Good Luck 😄
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Thank you to everyone who has donated so far! Don't forget to share this post with your friends to help us raise even more money! Check out the pet portrait below of one of Search and Rescue Dogs Association (SARDA Wales) qualified trailing dogs, Izzy Sherlock! Why not donate to see if you can win one of your own dog! (or cat 😅)

Mary Smith Patricia Hodgins Pamela Begg Page liked Donation made Post shared

Such great work ye do Paul McCaffrey Abbie Rice Andree O' Grady

Denise McGahon Celine King June Devaney

Happy to support this great group Aongus McNamara Kate Jarvey Christine Yates

Vivienne Kane Adrienne Uí Ghaillín Melanie Toland JAnie Melvin very good cause and a chance to win a dog portrait 💜🤞🐶

Done! Such a good idea and so much raised already! Well done!!! 😀

Great cause and amazing prizes!! Joseph Doherty Roisin McKee Margaret Anne Whoriskey

Seán Conor Tommy 🐕🌟🚨🌟🚁

#sylvester_goes_walkies hopes that if he wins a cat portrait could be done. 🐱... So his hooman has been badgered to donate, which she is very happy to do so. VM Frde Robert Nelson Richard Gillespie

Catherine Lonergan, Ella Carty, Valerie Byrne, Therese Fitzgerald McBeath

I'm so happy to support this brilliant organisation. Good luck everyone!

Wonderful doggie prizes for a great cause😍🎨🐶 Niamh Esmonde Stephanie Prout Graziella Pellegrini

Wow, over €627 raised so far! 2 days to go! Thank you everyone for your support and good luck in the competition! 🐕

Happy to support and also have the opportunity to win this lovely prize Tara Collins Carmel Behan Fiona Nolan

Freda Gorman Janine Keating Deirdre Elvin

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Wednesday 4th November 2020, 12:58

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
Doesnt Flame look great after her groom! With little bows to match her new trainee air-scenting dog tag! Flame is continuing to work towards becoming a qualified search dog with us, and we are excited to see her progress! Well done Winnie and Flame!Image attachment

Doesn't Flame look great after her groom! With little bows to match her new trainee air-scenting dog tag! Flame is continuing to work towards becoming a qualified search dog with us, and we are excited to see her progress! Well done Winnie and Flame!Flame was in last week. She received her tag as a trainee mountain rescue dog naturally I had to match bows to the tag.
🐩🐩⛰️⛰️

#doggrooming
#snipdoggydog
#mountainrescuedog
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Beautiful dog 😍

OMG the little bows are too cute 😍 congrats Winnie and Flame 👏

Snip doggy dog

Monday 2nd November 2020, 11:13

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Welcome Cooper, SARDA Ireland's newest pup recruit!

Many of our followers will remember our post from last June about Bonnie, one of our trainee search dogs that died suddenly after a poisoning incident in the Knockmealdowns. Bonnie was a tragic loss for Jim, her handler, and a huge loss to the SARDA Ireland trailing dog team.

Although nothing will ever be able to replace Bonnie or take away the pain of losing a dog in such a way, we were so pleased to see Jim welcome a new pup to the family. 🐕

Cooper is a black lab, bred by Corrib Gundogs, and is just 9 weeks old! He is going to be training to be a SARDA Ireland trailing dog, where he learn to follow specific scent trails left by missing people. He is an absolute cracker and we have no doubt that Jim and Cooper will go on to do amazing things!

We wish Jim and Cooper all the best for the future and look forward to watching them progress in their search dog training. 🐕

Please like and share to spread the good news 😊

#searchdogs #searchandrescue #dogs
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Best of luck Jim and of course Cooper.

We at Corrib Gundogs are so excited to see how Jim and Cooper progress in their partnership for many years to come 🐾🐾❤️🇮🇪 #corribgundogs #fieldandfamily

Best wishes to Jim and Cooper❤

Great news jim. Cooper is a very lucky puppy👍🐶

Good luck from monaco

Delighted for you Jim best of luck with your new buddy

Best of luck Jim

Best of luck Jim...give me a shout if you want a local body

Every best wishes Jim and Cooper.🥰

Beautiful pup, good luck Jim and Cooper

That’s great news I’m very glad for Jim it will help with the sadness he experienced. Best of luck to the newly formed team 🐕

Best of luck with training

Beautiful and best wishes

We had the pleasure of meeting Jim and Cooper today out on the mountain Amazing work ye all carry out

Congratulations Cooper , Jim , SARDA and Corrib Gundogs 🎉

Delighted for Jim Hope they will both have many happy years together as a team

Best wishes to jim and cooper he is beautiful

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Monday 19th October 2020, 10:30

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
2 new green tag dogs!!! 🥳🥳🥳

We have good news! We have 2 new green tag dog teams to introduce you to! Say hello to Audrey and Bailey, and Shannon and Voyage!! 👋🏼

Both teams passed their stock and obedience test in the last week with flying colours and we couldn’t be prouder of them! 🥰

Bailey is training to be an air-scenting dog and Voyage is training to be a trailing dog! They are based in Mayo and Galway where they train with one of our qualified handlers, Jarlath! 🎾

We figure that there is not enough good news out there some days, so this is our contribution! We are looking forward to watching these dogs progress along with the other 7 green tag dogs that qualified this summer! 😃Image attachment

2 new green tag dogs!!! 🥳🥳🥳

We have good news! We have 2 new green tag dog teams to introduce you to! Say hello to Audrey and Bailey, and Shannon and Voyage!! 👋🏼

Both teams passed their stock and obedience test in the last week with flying colours and we couldn’t be prouder of them! 🥰

Bailey is training to be an air-scenting dog and Voyage is training to be a trailing dog! They are based in Mayo and Galway where they train with one of our qualified handlers, Jarlath! 🎾

We figure that there is not enough good news out there some days, so this is our contribution! We are looking forward to watching these dogs progress along with the other 7 green tag dogs that qualified this summer! 😃
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Well done

🤗🤩Tq so much adorable and brains lol both! 🐶👧🧑

Congratulations,

Congratulations!

Well done all.

Best of luck with your future training from a former handler...Jarlath is a great man to learn from

Well done all. Great news 💕

Well done!

What are the steps for someone wanting to train a search and rescue dog

❤️❤️

Congratulations and best wishes!

Well done folks. Great achievement

Congrats. Thank you for your service.

Congratulations to both dogs and their handlers👏👏

Congratulations 🥳 onwards and upwards for both teams.

Congratulations ye do a fantastic service

Congratulations to you all 🎉🎊

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Thursday 8th October 2020, 23:01

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

** Callout 35 and 36 **

SARDA Ireland were talked by An Garda Síochána today, shortly before 7.30pm, to assist in a missing child search in Cork. Just as our handlers and dogs were mobilising, the happy news came in that the child had been found safe and well.

At 9.15pm, a second call out came in regarding a missing vulnerable male in Cork. Dog teams Louise and Lyla, Eadaoin and Murphy and Mick and Ziggy responded with Martina and Ella on standby. A short while ago the good news came through that the missing person was found safe and well.

Well done to SARDA team members Edwin and Dorothy who responded as support for the dog teams and to Adrian who took and coordinated the call. Excellent teamwork from everyone involved, a credit to our organisation.
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Fantastic news!!

Well done.

Well done to all

Well done to all involved.

Well done to all involved.

Great work as always

Well done to you all great team.

Brilliant news well done to all 👏🏻

Well done crew and good to hear both outcomes were safe and ok

Great news today!!! Legends

Well done,

👏👏👏

Brilliant news and well done to all involved

Great work.

Well done to all involved 👏👏

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Thursday 8th October 2020, 21:24

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
Handlers and dogs are responding tonight to a callout in the southern region. 

A separate callout happened earlier this evening but was stood down shortly after when the missing person was found safe and well. 

#searchandrescue #searchdog

Handlers and dogs are responding tonight to a callout in the southern region.

A separate callout happened earlier this evening but was stood down shortly after when the missing person was found safe and well.

#searchandrescue #searchdog
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Sunday 4th October 2020, 23:41

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

** 𝐂𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝟑𝟒 **

This evening, SARDA Ireland were called out by South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association to disorientated hill walkers on Galtee Mor.

Search dog teams Mick and Ziggy, Louise and Lyla and Éadaoin and Murph responded but were stood down at the RV when the walkers were located by a hill party.

The weather was tough going this evening as you can see in the video below! The walkers did the best thing and called for help when they realised they were in a difficult situation.

Did you notice the timeline in the post below? 👀 SEMRA were tasked at 6pm and got to the hillwalkers at nearly 8pm after hurrying to the area and speedily moving up the hill, as fast as any MR team can. 2 hours can seem like a long time when you are up a hill in weather like we had today, particularly when it gets dark. Remember to pack extra warm clothing, food, and a torch in a dry bag as part of your backup plan 👍

Well done SEMRA on another successful callout 💪💪

#mountainrescue #hikinginireland #searchandrescue #searchdog #volunteer

South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association
SEMRA received a call from An Garda Síochána Anglesea St, just before 6pm this evening. Two walkers descending from Galtee Mor had become disoriented in poor weather conditions and had come to steep ground. Full team call out was issued, the first search party departed from Kings Yard at 18:51 and a second followed soon after. More team members arriving at Kings Yard were held back in case a stretcher had to be brought up. The first search party located the walkers at 19:51, they were very cold & wet but otherwise well. They were given coffee & extra layers of clothes & were soon ready to move. Weather conditions were not pleasant & it was no place to hang around. The second search party joined the first and escorted the walkers down off the hill to a SEMRA vehicle at the top of the track. The walkers were driven down to Kings Yard where they were assessed by the team doctor. They were transported back to their car in Glencush by An Garda Síochána. Everyone safely off the hill by 21:30. Thank you to Kings Yard for allowing us to take over their car park & for clearing a tree off the track to allow vehicles through.
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Well done to all involved.

Well done, good news.

Well done, bad old night..good result

Thursday 1st October 2020, 12:34

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
** CALLOUT 33 **

On Tuesday, SARDA Ireland were tasked by South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association to assist with a walker who had become disoriented in mist and cloud while descending from Galtee Mor.  

Dog teams Éadaoin and Murphy and Mick and Ziggy responded to the callout and joined SEMRA search parties. The missing walker was located by SEMRA and escorted down the hill shortly before 7pm.

When going hillwalking, always remember to have your phone charged, and have sufficient gear (headtorch, map, compass, warm clothing etc.) and extra food, should conditions change or you require assistance from mountain rescue. MR teams respond as speedily as possible, but it may still take time for MR to reach you on the hill. 🐾🏃🏻🏕⛰

** CALLOUT 33 **

On Tuesday, SARDA Ireland were tasked by South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association to assist with a walker who had become disoriented in mist and cloud while descending from Galtee Mor.

Dog teams Éadaoin and Murphy and Mick and Ziggy responded to the callout and joined SEMRA search parties. The missing walker was located by SEMRA and escorted down the hill shortly before 7pm.

When going hillwalking, always remember to have your phone charged, and have sufficient gear (headtorch, map, compass, warm clothing etc.) and extra food, should conditions change or you require assistance from mountain rescue. MR teams respond as speedily as possible, but it may still take time for MR to reach you on the hill. 🐾🏃🏻🏕⛰
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Well done lovely collie!🐕

Well done xxx

Well done guys

Well done all especially Sarda. Xx🐶

Kyla Knox some tips for Saturday, good luck, enjoy xxxx

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Wednesday 30th September 2020, 19:19

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Happy retirement to our pawleague across the waters! Enjoy it Skye! 🥰

Kendal Mountain Rescue Team
Searchdog Skye on BBC Breakfast this morning
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Hope you have many years of leisurely strolls, Skye! ❤

Happy Retirement Skye you are pawsome❤🐾

Oh she's absolutely gorgeous 🥰 Enjoy your retirement wee dote ❤

Nice one John

Friday 25th September 2020, 10:00

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

𝗪𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗳𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗻𝗲𝘄𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿'𝘀 𝗪𝗲𝗲𝗸!! 🤩🤩

We have 7 new green tag dogs and handlers on our team!! These dog teams have passed their stock test and obedience test and are one step away from being qualified air-scenting or trailing dog teams. 🏆

These handlers have been training their dogs for months and years to get them to this point and they truly deserve their green tag.

We hope to introduce each of them to you all over the coming weeks in a series of short bios and photos.🐾

We are so proud of all the hard work they have put in and we are excited for their future as they work towards their red tag and become operational teams, where they will search for missing people across Ireland.

A big thank you goes out to Terry Brophy for all his assistance with stock testing our dogs. Terry has been facilitating training and testing on his land for years (along with Fred his sheepdog) and we really appreciate it.

Join us in celebrating by congratulating our new green tag dog teams in the comments below and sharing this post with others, out handlers deserve it! 👏👏

In the photos we have: Sean and Ben, Niall Devery and Croía, Eadaoin O'Gorman and Yogi, Anthony and Finnegan, Jarlath and Shadow, Jean Ryan and Trakyr and Winnie Flynn and Flame. Many of these handlers are attached to other voluntary SAR agencies, and once these dogs are qualified, they will be an even greater asset to their teams. Galway Mountain Rescue Team South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association Killaloe Coast Guard Unit
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Well done to you all

💛thank you the best teamwork there is 🙌

Congrats to All concerned. Very deserving of your green tags and Good Luck for the red. Thank you. 👏👏

Great news Dogs a vital in Search and great to see more dogs and handlers coming through the system.... Well done to all....

Huge achievements, congrats & best wishes for the future xx

Great work going on there ye are all brilliant i met one of the sarda dogs at the "long way round " a couple of years agi while helping out at tbe walk 🐕🐕

Well done

Congratulations and a massive well done to all 💪❤️

Fantastic news. Well done to you all. 🐕🤩

Well done all, well.on the way on your journey to attaining your goals.

👏 🐾

Well done guys 👌🎖️

Well done to these Fantastic Dogs and Handlers 👏👏

Great news for SARDA and their great work👏👏

Well done Jean Ryan and everyone else 👏👏

Well done to all the dogs and handlers. Fantastic service ye provide .

Fantastic well done 👏👏

Well done everyone and the doggies.

Well done everyone 👏🏻👏🏻🐶

Fab - Well done to all!! 🐾

Well done to all

Well done all. Great achievement

Well done! 👏👏🐾

Congratulations Guys

Brilliant news. Well done to everyone involved.

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Monday 21st September 2020, 10:07

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
**Callout 32**

Last night, Search Dog Ziggy was called out with his Mountain Rescue Team, South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association, to the Comeragh Mountains for 2 hillwalkers who got caught out in the dark. The SEMRA callout officer was able to establish a location for the pair, high in the mountains, using PhoneFind.
The dog team and 3 SEMRA members made their way to the location where the pair were safe and well and then helped them down the route.
2 other search parties from SEMRA were out in support and Search Dog Lyla was stood down at the RV.
Everybody was off the mountains by 11.30pm.

**Callout 32**

Last night, Search Dog Ziggy was called out with his Mountain Rescue Team, South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association, to the Comeragh Mountains for 2 hillwalkers who got caught out in the dark. The SEMRA callout officer was able to establish a location for the pair, high in the mountains, using PhoneFind.
The dog team and 3 SEMRA members made their way to the location where the pair were safe and well and then helped them down the route.
2 other search parties from SEMRA were out in support and Search Dog Lyla was stood down at the RV.
Everybody was off the mountains by 11.30pm.
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Well done all👍🏻

Well done to all involved 👏👏

Good work all involved 🐕‍🦺🐾👍

Well done to Ziggy and Lyla and all the crew.

Excellent 🐾❤️

Well done to all.

Bonmahon Coast Guard thanks folks 👍🏻👍🏻

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Saturday 12th September 2020, 10:02

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
We at SARDA Ireland are remembering our friend and colleague Caitríona Lucas today.

Four years ago, Caitríona responded to a callout with her fellow Coast Guard volunteers to assist in a search off the Co. Clare coast. During this operation, Caitríona tragically lost her life.

Caitríona was also a member of SARDA Ireland, where alongside her dog Zac, she dedicated so much time to not just one rescue organisation, but two. Together, they were a qualified dog team for 7 years and responded to many SARDA callouts.

Go Maridís Beo ❤️

We at SARDA Ireland are remembering our friend and colleague Caitríona Lucas today.

Four years ago, Caitríona responded to a callout with her fellow Coast Guard volunteers to assist in a search off the Co. Clare coast. During this operation, Caitríona tragically lost her life.

Caitríona was also a member of SARDA Ireland, where alongside her dog Zac, she dedicated so much time to not just one rescue organisation, but two. Together, they were a qualified dog team for 7 years and responded to many SARDA callouts.

Go Maridís Beo ❤️
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🙏

Never ever forgotten always missed

RIP Catriona.

R.I.P

Rip so sad sorry to hear about your colleague what great heart lovely picture with her partner 💙🐕❤️

RIP lovely girl.

Never stop thinking of her...many a fun day we had on the hills...missed but never forgotten

Sadly missed but not forgotten 💔

RIP GOD BLESS 🙏

R.I.P.

Always remembered 😔

R.I.P.

Taken to soon RIP Caitriona x

💔

A beautiful moment caught there between them in the photo.

Rest in peace, another angel taken back by God 🇮🇪

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Friday 11th September 2020, 12:06

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

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Thursday 3rd September 2020, 17:18

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
**Callout 31

Last night, Search Dog Ziggy was out with his Mountain Rescue Team South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association on a search for 2 hillwalkers that had become disorientated in the Comeragh Mountains due to poor visbility. The pair were located safe and well by a SEMRA search party and escorted off the mountains. Search dogs Murphy and Ella were stood down en-route.

Good boy Ziggy! 🏆 

Did you know Ziggy loves sausages? Perhaps his handler might give Ziggy a piece of sausage for every like this post gets! 🐾

**Callout 31""

Last night, Search Dog Ziggy was out with his Mountain Rescue Team South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association on a search for 2 hillwalkers that had become disorientated in the Comeragh Mountains due to poor visbility. The pair were located safe and well by a SEMRA search party and escorted off the mountains. Search dogs Murphy and Ella were stood down en-route.

Good boy Ziggy! 🏆

Did you know Ziggy loves sausages? Perhaps his handler might give Ziggy a piece of sausage for every like this post gets! 🐾
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If I have to give him sausage for every like he will never go up a mountain again.

well done guys , i'm sure Mike deserves some sausages too.

Well done Michael Grant and Ziggy 👏

Well done 👏👏👏👏

Thank you to all dogs and handlers. 👏👏👍

Best boy!! 👏👏👏

Well done mick and ziggy

Great work by everyone and the dogs

Michael Grant you will have to buy a pound of sausages.

Fantastic service 👏👏

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Saturday 29th August 2020, 12:11

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
**CALLOUT 30**

SARDA Ireland were tasked this morning at 01:58 by the Irish Coast Guard to assist with reports of a missing teenager, who has been missing for a number of hours in the Ballinskellig area of Co. Kerry. 

Michael Grant and Ziggy responded and departed on a long journey to the area at around 2am. He was stood down on route in the early hours when the missing teenager was located. A number of locals where also assisting in the search.

Units in attendance 
Iveragh Coast Guard
An Garda Síochána
Ballinskelligs Inshore Rescue
Rescue 115

**CALLOUT 30**

SARDA Ireland were tasked this morning at 01:58 by the Irish Coast Guard to assist with reports of a missing teenager, who has been missing for a number of hours in the Ballinskellig area of Co. Kerry.

Michael Grant and Ziggy responded and departed on a long journey to the area at around 2am. He was stood down on route in the early hours when the missing teenager was located. A number of locals where also assisting in the search.

Units in attendance
Iveragh Coast Guard
An Garda Síochána
Ballinskelligs Inshore Rescue
Rescue 115
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Well done Michael Grant and Ziggy. Hope you got some sleep

Well done to you all

Thank you for everything you do my young Cousin has been missing since Tuesday, they are searching today and tomorrow, if anyone has friends in the area can you share with them....Ramano Dicks missing at Gyles Quay Dundalk 🙏💙

Good man Michael you earned your lie in this morning👍

Well done Michale and your team 💪☘️💪💯

Well done Mick

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Wednesday 26th August 2020, 19:34

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Happy #internationaldogday! Did you know our dogs are like superheros in more ways than one?
Not only can they find missing people by sniffing them out from long distances, when they aren’t wearing their search jackets, they spent their time being awesome and loving pets!
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What amazing dogs & the work they do 😍

Beautiful pups loving life

Beauties, every single one!

X🐶🐕🦮⭐⭐💙♥️💜 Beautiful . ⭐⭐⭐💯

Gorgeous dogs. Absolute superstars for the work they do 💕

Eva Eagleton 😍

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Monday 17th August 2020, 20:07

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
Yesterday was World Helicopter Day! 🚁

Our qualified dogs have been rubbing shoulders with Irish Coastguard Helicopter personnel over the years, whether it is training to familiarise our dogs with the noise and vibrations from helis, or callouts where we work alongside them when searching for missing persons. 

As a nation we would be lost without their service, so we thank them for the courage and determination they show at every callout. 🐾 

Join us in thanking our buddies in Rescue 117, Rescue 116 Dublin SAR, Rescue 115 and Rescue 118 officialImage attachment

Yesterday was World Helicopter Day! 🚁

Our qualified dogs have been rubbing shoulders with Irish Coastguard Helicopter personnel over the years, whether it is training to familiarise our dogs with the noise and vibrations from helis, or callouts where we work alongside them when searching for missing persons.

As a nation we would be lost without their service, so we thank them for the courage and determination they show at every callout. 🐾

Join us in thanking our buddies in Rescue 117, Rescue 116 Dublin SAR, Rescue 115 and Rescue 118
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Feel sorry for the dog, between two hairy humans,

Awful hairy things.

great photo ,stay safe lads

Sunday 9th August 2020, 11:50

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
**Callout 29**

SARDA were called out last night at 02:40 to assist in the search for a missing person in the Fenor area of Co. Waterford. By 04:30 there were three SARDA dog teams as well as South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association members involved in the search. The search continued throughout the night and into the morning. Thankfully, the missing person turned up safely just before 9am. Dog teams returned home tired but happy that the missing person was found safe and well.

Have a read of a press article here:
https://www.breakingnews.ie/discover/rescue-dogs-work-overnight-to-locate-missing-person-1013602.html#.XzAzM7jxMO8.whatsapp

Other agencies involved
An Garda Síochána
Tramore Coast Guard Unit
Rescue 117Image attachmentImage attachment

**Callout 29**

SARDA were called out last night at 02:40 to assist in the search for a missing person in the Fenor area of Co. Waterford. By 04:30 there were three SARDA dog teams as well as South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association members involved in the search. The search continued throughout the night and into the morning. Thankfully, the missing person turned up safely just before 9am. Dog teams returned home tired but happy that the missing person was found safe and well.

Have a read of a press article here:
www.breakingnews.ie/discover/rescue-dogs-work-overnight-to-locate-missing-person-1013602.html#.Xz...

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An Garda Síochána
Tramore Coast Guard Unit
Rescue 117
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Well done to all the search teams involved

Well done everyone and every dog. Thank you.

Well done to everyone involved. 🤩🤩🐕🐕

Well done to you all 👏👏👏

Well done all

Good evening to the mountain rescue I hope you're all ok hope you're enjoying your rescue I wish I can't wait to I come there all this outbreak it's over so I can do some training with you on the mountain rescue team hope you're ok give my love to everyone on the rescue and I hope this covid-19 virus goes away soon so I can come and do training with you goodbye

Clearly, Such a valuable service.

Great job everyone!!! 👍

Great effort guys/girls

Well done folks.....

Fair play to you all 👏

❤🐾❤🐾❤

Well done 👍🏻

Thank you all keep safe

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Saturday 25th July 2020, 10:05

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
*Callout 27 and 28*

SARDA Ireland had a busy day yesterday. 

Yesterday morning we were tasked to search for a high risk missing person in Co. Limerick. Two of our search dog teams were en route when the missing person was found safe and well. 

Late last night, we were tasked again by An Garda Síochána to a missing persons incident in the Waterford area where 2 children had been reported missing. 2 of our dog teams responded to the callout, and just as the first team arrived on scene, the 2 missing children were found safe and well by the AGS.

Other agencies involved in last night’s search:
South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association
Bonmahon Coast Guard

It is common to be stood down en route to missing person search as the missing person is found quickly. This is the best possible news when responding to a search as the sooner a person is found, the higher the probability that they are found safe and well as they have not been exposed to the elements for long.

A successful outcome in both cases.

*Callout 27 and 28*

SARDA Ireland had a busy day yesterday.

Yesterday morning we were tasked to search for a high risk missing person in Co. Limerick. Two of our search dog teams were en route when the missing person was found safe and well.

Late last night, we were tasked again by An Garda Síochána to a missing persons incident in the Waterford area where 2 children had been reported missing. 2 of our dog teams responded to the callout, and just as the first team arrived on scene, the 2 missing children were found safe and well by the AGS.

Other agencies involved in last night’s search:
South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association
Bonmahon Coast Guard

It is common to be stood down en route to missing person search as the missing person is found quickly. This is the best possible news when responding to a search as the sooner a person is found, the higher the probability that they are found safe and well as they have not been exposed to the elements for long.

A successful outcome in both cases.
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Well done too all involved fantastic outcome

Brilliant outcomes.. and hugely appreciate the effort you guys put in (both in training and on callouts)!! Thank you all so much.. ❤️

Sunday 19th July 2020, 16:53

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
Well done to Trainee Search Dog Croía who passed her obedience test last week with flying colours! 🏆🐾

Each of our dogs must pass an obedience test and a stock test to become an official SARDA Green Tag (training) dog. Croía and her handler Niall Devery are one step closer to earning that tag, and we are sure that she will do excellent in her Stock Test also. 

Isnt she a good girl?! 🙌

Well done to Trainee Search Dog Croía who passed her obedience test last week with flying colours! 🏆🐾

Each of our dogs must pass an obedience test and a stock test to become an official SARDA Green Tag (training) dog. Croía and her handler Niall Devery are one step closer to earning that tag, and we are sure that she will do excellent in her Stock Test also.

Isn't she a good girl?! 🙌
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Well done Croia 👏

Good job Niall. An important milestone behind you.

Great effort well done team

Not only is she a good girl, she is a fabulous girl too. Rescue workers including dogs are incredible <3

Well done Croía 👏👏👏

Beautiful, well done 👌💕🐾🐾

Well done trainee Search Dog Croía for passing her obedience test. I guess handler Niall Devery had something to do with that. 👏👏👏

Well done Niall and your gorgeous Croia.

What a beauty 🥰 best of luck to Croia and her handler

Well done!! Beautiful dog!

Well done I remember Bonzo passing his obedience and stock test many years ago...best of luck going forward

Well done sweetheart beautiful girl xxxx

Beautiful pup with a beautiful name.

I admire your work so much.You provide a very essential sevice .Thnak you for your dedication

Super looking dog. 🤔

What a beautiful 🐕 ❤️😘😍 well done Croia X 💙💚🇨🇮🙏

Great job Niall 👍

Filipe Fonseca verifica os testes e o percurso de aprendizagem 😉

I’m interested in the collar. Is it one of those broad Agitation Collars with a handle please?

Gustavo Brás até na Irlanda escolhem uma raça de excelência 😉

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Thursday 16th July 2020, 15:56

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
*𝗖𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝟮𝟲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗗𝗼𝗴 𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗱*

SARDA Ireland were tasked at 01.05am this morning to assist in the search for a missing 77 year old man in the Glanmire area.

Three of our search dog teams responded to the callout, Louise and Lyla were first on scene and began searching from the point last seen (PLS). Following this Éadaoin and Murph, and Gerry and Fia arrived and began a hasty search along paths, around buildings and other key features in the search area, while Adrian set up base and managed the search/communications throughout the search.

The search area had a large amount of woodland and farmland with crop fields, which can be hard to search using human searchers during daylight, and even more complex during the night. However, a search dog is very useful in these terrains. With their powerful noses, they are able to detect human scent from far away, and most importantly, identify which direction the missing person is located.

Whilst searching along a track road at approximately 03.30am, search dog Murphy detected human scent coming from the adjoining crop field and took off into the area, where she found the missing person. Murphy then lead Eadaoin to the missing person. At this point Éadaoin took over and provided medical assistance and along with members of Cork City Missing Persons Search and Recovery, assisted the gentleman out of the area.

The gentleman was assessed by a doctor and although he was cold and hungry, he was thankfully otherwise uninjured. 

𝙎𝘼𝙍𝘿𝘼 𝙄𝙧𝙚𝙡𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙞𝙨 𝙖 𝙫𝙤𝙡𝙪𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙮 𝙤𝙧𝙜𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙨𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙛𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙙 𝙗𝙮 𝙙𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙥𝙪𝙗𝙡𝙞𝙘 𝙖𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙜𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙩 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙜𝙧𝙖𝙢𝙢𝙚𝙨. 𝙄𝙛 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙬𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙡𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙪𝙥𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙤𝙧𝙜𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙨𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙝𝙚𝙡𝙥 𝙪𝙨 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙥𝙤𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙘𝙧𝙤𝙨𝙨 𝙄𝙧𝙚𝙡𝙖𝙣𝙙, 𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙚 𝙙𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙖𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙠 𝙗𝙚𝙡𝙤𝙬.

*𝗖𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝟮𝟲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗗𝗼𝗴 𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗱*

SARDA Ireland were tasked at 01.05am this morning to assist in the search for a missing 77 year old man in the Glanmire area.

Three of our search dog teams responded to the callout, Louise and Lyla were first on scene and began searching from the point last seen (PLS). Following this Éadaoin and Murph, and Gerry and Fia arrived and began a hasty search along paths, around buildings and other key features in the search area, while Adrian set up base and managed the search/communications throughout the search.

The search area had a large amount of woodland and farmland with crop fields, which can be hard to search using human searchers during daylight, and even more complex during the night. However, a search dog is very useful in these terrains. With their powerful noses, they are able to detect human scent from far away, and most importantly, identify which direction the missing person is located.

Whilst searching along a track road at approximately 03.30am, search dog Murphy detected human scent coming from the adjoining crop field and took off into the area, where she found the missing person. Murphy then lead Eadaoin to the missing person. At this point Éadaoin took over and provided medical assistance and along with members of Cork City Missing Persons Search and Recovery, assisted the gentleman out of the area.

The gentleman was assessed by a doctor and although he was cold and hungry, he was thankfully otherwise uninjured.

𝙎𝘼𝙍𝘿𝘼 𝙄𝙧𝙚𝙡𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙞𝙨 𝙖 𝙫𝙤𝙡𝙪𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙮 𝙤𝙧𝙜𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙨𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙛𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙙 𝙗𝙮 𝙙𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙥𝙪𝙗𝙡𝙞𝙘 𝙖𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙜𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙩 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙜𝙧𝙖𝙢𝙢𝙚𝙨. 𝙄𝙛 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙬𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙡𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙪𝙥𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙤𝙧𝙜𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙨𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙝𝙚𝙡𝙥 𝙪𝙨 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙥𝙤𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙘𝙧𝙤𝙨𝙨 𝙄𝙧𝙚𝙡𝙖𝙣𝙙, 𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙚 𝙙𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙚 𝙖𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙠 𝙗𝙚𝙡𝙤𝙬.
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You're some woman for one woman Eadaoin O'Gorman x well done team sarda

Well done guys....brilliant result

Well done all good result

Well done Murphy and Eadaoin - brilliant job and cracking result 👏👏👏🥇🍖

Well done Eadaoin and Murphy and the whole team 🐾🐾

Just donated - hope it went through - won't get you much except maybe a hot coffee after a call out some night 😊

well done!

Outstanding work. 👍👍

Very well done guys. Go Murphy!

Congrats on the find, You are off and running 🙂

Go Murphy! What a hero

Well done Sarda

Well done all,fantastic result💖🐾👍

You guys are just the best 🥰

Well done

Well done Eadaoin and Murphy good job!! Well done to the rest of the team too 🐾🐾

Well done guys, fantastic results.

Good effort guys. Just shows the need for dogs

Great job 🐾

Well done . Great results 👏

Great work by all involved well done

Thank you. What an incredibly dedicated selfless group of volunteers. Your successful searches must be so rewarding and motivating for the handler s and the dogs👏👏👏👏👏🐾🐾🐾

Well done all 👏👏

Great result Well done

Fantastic news well done 👍❤️

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Tuesday 14th July 2020, 15:40

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

**Callout 25**

SARDA Ireland responded to a callout in Co. Wexford yesterday to search for a missing woman in the Gorey area.

Two of our search dog teams searched for over 8 hours in woodland and coastal areas yesterday. Despite the assistance of voluntary agencies, such as ourselves, Wexford Civil Defence, Irish Coast Guard, South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association, Cork City Missing Persons Search and Recovery, Dublin-Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team, K9 Search & Rescue NI, along with professional agencies Rescue 117 and An Garda Síochána, and a large number of the general public, the search is still ongoing.

If anyone think that they may be able to assist in the search, or have any information which may be useful, please contact Gorey Garda Station on 053 9430690 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.
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Sunday 12th July 2020, 19:24

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
**CALLOUT 24**

SARDA Ireland was tasked to a missing person callout in Waterford. Search dog teams Mick and Ziggy, Gerry and Fia and Éadaoin and Murph responded. The missing person was thankfully found safe and well. 

After the teams were stood down, the dogs decided to have a socially distant debriefing session. They have had a busy weekend of it and I’m sure they are looking forward to getting home to their beds!

Also in attendance:
Warerford Fire Service
Gardaí Dog Unit

**CALLOUT 24**

SARDA Ireland was tasked to a missing person callout in Waterford. Search dog teams Mick and Ziggy, Gerry and Fia and Éadaoin and Murph responded. The missing person was thankfully found safe and well.

After the teams were stood down, the dogs decided to have a socially distant debriefing session. They have had a busy weekend of it and I’m sure they are looking forward to getting home to their beds!

Also in attendance:
Warerford Fire Service
Gardaí Dog Unit
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Murphy like what are they doing in my photo

Sunday 12th July 2020, 10:16

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
**CALLOUT 23**

SARDA was tasked yesterday by An Garda Síochána to search for a missing child on a Wexford beach. As dog teams were responding we were stood down when the child was thankfully found safe and well. Rescue 117 also responded to this callout.

Many children are reported missing in Ireland every day and are subsequently found safe and well. If your child goes missing, do not hesitate to get in contact with the Gardaí as soon as possible.

**CALLOUT 23**

SARDA was tasked yesterday by An Garda Síochána to search for a missing child on a Wexford beach. As dog teams were responding we were stood down when the child was thankfully found safe and well. Rescue 117 also responded to this callout.

Many children are reported missing in Ireland every day and are subsequently found safe and well. If your child goes missing, do not hesitate to get in contact with the Gardaí as soon as possible.
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Well done all .💙❤️🙏🥰

Well done to everyone 👍

Well done to you all

Be safe.

Well done all involved. 👌👏

What a great ending

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Tuesday 7th July 2020, 22:42

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Trainee search dog Trakr is an amazing dog and together with Jean Ryan they make an amazing team! Watch this space! 🏆Trakr - the puppy we donated to SARDA Ireland last year preparing for his BH with his handler Jean Ryan - can’t wait to see him operational with SARDA Ireland ❤️🌟👌

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Sunday 5th July 2020, 20:31

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
🎈🎈It’s Lyla’s 10th Birthday!!🎈🎈

Lyla is one of our qualified search dogs and today she is celebrating her birthday! 🎉 Lyla’s handler Louise has been training Lyla since she was just over 1 year old! 

Lyla has been a qualified search dog for the last 3 years and she has spent 100’s of hours responding to callouts for missing persons across Ireland. 

🏆Lyla has had 3 finds while doing her job, which is an amazing achievement! 🏆  🙌🏻🙌🏻

𝙇𝙚𝙩’𝙨 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙨𝙖𝙮 𝙖 𝙗𝙞𝙜 𝙃𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙮 𝘽𝙞𝙧𝙩𝙝𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙩𝙤 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙨𝙪𝙥𝙚𝙧 𝙨𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙘𝙝 𝙙𝙤𝙜 𝙇𝙮𝙡𝙖! 

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🎈🎈It’s Lyla’s 10th Birthday!!🎈🎈

Lyla is one of our qualified search dogs and today she is celebrating her birthday! 🎉 Lyla’s handler Louise has been training Lyla since she was just over 1 year old!

Lyla has been a qualified search dog for the last 3 years and she has spent 100’s of hours responding to callouts for missing persons across Ireland.

🏆Lyla has had 3 finds while doing her job, which is an amazing achievement! 🏆 🙌🏻🙌🏻

𝙇𝙚𝙩’𝙨 𝙖𝙡𝙡 𝙨𝙖𝙮 𝙖 𝙗𝙞𝙜 𝙃𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙮 𝘽𝙞𝙧𝙩𝙝𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙩𝙤 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙨𝙪𝙥𝙚𝙧 𝙨𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙘𝙝 𝙙𝙤𝙜 𝙇𝙮𝙡𝙖!

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Happy birthday Lyla❤🐕🍖

Happy Birthday Lyla 🥰❤️🤩🎂

aw Happy Birthday Lyla!! ❤️amazing dog😀 extra belly rubs deserved Louise Burgoyne 😁

Well done guys,

Happy birthday Lyla 😊

Happy Birthday Lyla😊🎉

Happy birthday Lyla!!!

Happy birthday Lyla 🎉

Happy Birthday Lyla🐾💝🐾💝

Happy Birthday Lyla🥳

Happy Birthday lyla 🎉🎊🎂⚽️🎊🎉

Happy Birthday Layla. What a wonderful girl you are <3

Happy Birthday Lyla...🦴🦴🦴🦴

Happy Birthday Lyla

Happy birthday Lyla 🎂♥️🥳🐶🐾 from me and Alex the Sami

Happy birthday to a very special lady Lyla🐾🍖

Happy birthday Lyla, you are gorgeous

Happy B Lyla 🍖

Super team 💖 Happy Birthday Lyla. 🥳

Happy Birthday Beautiful

Happy birthday

Happy birthday Lyla. Hope your putting your paws up today and being spoiled 🐕‍🦺⛰️🎂🍗🦴🍖

Happy birthday clever Lyla 🤗🐶💖🥳

Happy birthday beautiful girl 💞💞💞

Fairplay super achievement for both of ye delighted for ye both

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Sunday 28th June 2020, 21:26

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
**CALLOUT 22**

Dog team stood down following callout in Newport, Co. Tipperary. The missing girl has been located safe and well.

**CALLOUT 22**

Dog team stood down following callout in Newport, Co. Tipperary. The missing girl has been located safe and well.
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🙏🙏 please God, you will find her Safe 👍 stay safe on your searching 🙏🙏☘️☘️

Hopefully found safe & well.

Praying for good news. 🙏🙏🙏

god speed.

Is civil defence k9 unit in Tippereary tasked to this as well

I hope you find this young teenager safe and well. ❤️

Fingers crossed you find her safe and well

Please God she is found safe and well.

Be safe lads, hopefully a good result.

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Saturday 27th June 2020, 22:28

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Bailey is working towards becoming a search dog. She was rescued from MADRA - Mutts Anonymous Dog Rescue and Adoption and had been an ideal student, well done Bailey! We are looking forward to watching you progress! 🐾Happy 1st Gotcha Day to clever girl Bailey who has just started search and rescue work! Go Bailey, we are so proud of you.💙🐾

"She is so sweet. Currently in training to become an air scenting dog with SARDA Ireland. We'll keep ye updated. Showing great potential".

#MADRA #Adopt #RescueDog #searchandrescue
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Mac Reamainn Lum Niamh Grady Emma Grady

Aisling Mcdonnell

Go Bailey.. you've earned your scholarship.. looking forward to hearing about your graduation!!

Congratulations Bailey x

Go Bailey xx

Well done, Great to hear

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Saturday 20th June 2020, 12:53

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
** CALLOUT 21 **

At 01.50 this morning, SARDA Ireland were tasked by AGS to a missing persons incident in Ballyduff, Co. Waterford. SARDA dog teams arrived on scene within 30mins. Throughout the night and early morning Eadaoin with Search Dog Murphy & Mick with Search Dog Ziggy searched over 10km of river bank and farmland. The dog teams were stood down when a person was recovered from the river, sadly deceased. SARDA Ireland would like to convey our sincere condolences to the missing persons family and friends.

SARDA would like to thank the Ballyduff community for their assistance overnight. Members of the public offered numerous cups of tea, sandwiches and transport to our handlers and were on hand to assist lifting search dogs over farmyard walls.

Agencies involved
An Garda Síochána
Rescue 117
Blackwater Sub Aqua ClubImage attachment

** CALLOUT 21 **

At 01.50 this morning, SARDA Ireland were tasked by AGS to a missing persons incident in Ballyduff, Co. Waterford. SARDA dog teams arrived on scene within 30mins. Throughout the night and early morning Eadaoin with Search Dog Murphy & Mick with Search Dog Ziggy searched over 10km of river bank and farmland. The dog teams were stood down when a person was recovered from the river, sadly deceased. SARDA Ireland would like to convey our sincere condolences to the missing persons family and friends.

SARDA would like to thank the Ballyduff community for their assistance overnight. Members of the public offered numerous cups of tea, sandwiches and transport to our handlers and were on hand to assist lifting search dogs over farmyard walls.

Agencies involved
An Garda Síochána
Rescue 117
Blackwater Sub Aqua Club
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Well done, thank you too all involved

Thanks to you all.

Karen Brennock

Well done SARDA especially Eadaoin n Murphy and Mick n Ziggy RIP Mr B, sincere condolences to his family and friends

Heartbreaking 💔 If he only knew how many were trying to help him. RIP. Condolences to his family 🙏

Well done

Well done all involved 👍

RIP

Thank you all for your kind comments, we really appreciate each and every one.

Well done

Rest in Peace. Well done all

Rest in peace well done to all involved

🙏

good job

Very sad RIP Well done lads

RIP

Very sad for the family involved RIP greatwork for all involved welldone

So sad 😞

Rest in peace. Well done to SARDA for their incredible work and amazing dogs.

R.I.P.

Well done to all. RIP so sad for all the family.🙏🙏🙏

Well done to all concerned & ye got a result good on all of ye❤️

Well Done SARDA❤ Sorry to hear this sad and tragic ending RIP to this poor soul, and condolences to the family🙏

What great work that SARDA AGS and helicopter 🚁 117 do you all put your lives on hold to help people in trouble it's not easy when the out come of your work doesn't have a happy ending THANK YOU all

Rest In Peace.

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Thursday 18th June 2020, 13:37

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
SARDA Ireland would like to offer our condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Detective Garda Colm Horkan, who tragically lost his life in the line of duty last night.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

SARDA Ireland would like to offer our condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Detective Garda Colm Horkan, who tragically lost his life in the line of duty last night.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
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So sad

Heart breaking 💔

🙏

Shocking news heartbreaking for his poor family 💙

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Tuesday 16th June 2020, 15:54

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
**CALLOUT 20**

SARDA Ireland were tasked by South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association to assist with a missing person search in the Slieve Bloom Mountains yesterday. Thankfully the missing person was spotted by a heli and walked out of the area by SEMRA before our dogs were deployed.

Other agencies Involved:
An Garda Síochána
National Ambulance Service (NAS)
Offaly Fire & Rescue Service
Air Corps 112
Irish Community Rapid Response

**CALLOUT 20**

SARDA Ireland were tasked by South Eastern Mountain Rescue Association to assist with a missing person search in the Slieve Bloom Mountains yesterday. Thankfully the missing person was spotted by a heli and walked out of the area by SEMRA before our dogs were deployed.

Other agencies Involved:
An Garda Síochána
National Ambulance Service (NAS)
Offaly Fire & Rescue Service
Air Corps 112
Irish Community Rapid Response
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Thursday 4th June 2020, 10:24

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
Tragic news in the last few days, as Bonnie, a SARDA Ireland Trainee Trailing Dog died after she ate poison that had been deliberately put out on the hill with the intention of targeting wildlife. She and her handler Jim OBrien were training in the foothills of the Knockmealdowns when the incident occurred. 

Bonnie was a beautiful and talented dog who no doubt would have become one of our first SARDA Ireland Trailing Dogs. A tragic loss for Jim, who has lost his beloved pet, and a huge loss to the SARDA Ireland Trailing Dog Team.

RIP Bonnie 🐾 

A very kind Facebook follower has set up a SARDA Ireland fundraiser in Bonnies memory: If you would like to donate (no donation is too small) please visit: https://www.facebook.com/donate/637670100163379/

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Tragic news in the last few days, as Bonnie, a SARDA Ireland Trainee Trailing Dog died after she ate poison that had been deliberately put out on the hill with the intention of targeting wildlife. She and her handler Jim O'Brien were training in the foothills of the Knockmealdowns when the incident occurred.

Bonnie was a beautiful and talented dog who no doubt would have become one of our first SARDA Ireland Trailing Dogs. A tragic loss for Jim, who has lost his beloved pet, and a huge loss to the SARDA Ireland Trailing Dog Team.

RIP Bonnie 🐾

A very kind Facebook follower has set up a SARDA Ireland fundraiser in Bonnie's memory: If you would like to donate (no donation is too small) please visit: www.facebook.com/donate/637670100163379/

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A very sad loss for the dog handler, SARDA, Mountain Rescue but most importantly a very sad loss for all those who may have been lost or injured in our islands wild and remote places and require the unique skills of Bonnie. A tragic loss.

So sad reading your news. She looked a beautiful girly . Thinking of you at this sad time.. Vicky and search dog Spice from Search dogs Sussex

I lost my beautiful boy to poison too many years ago. Liver fluke medication put out for foxes. IT IS ILLEGAL. WHY ARE THERE NOT VERY SEVERE PENALTIES FOR PEOPLE WHO CONTINUE TO DO THIS. It will only be eradicated when the penalty matches the crime 🤬🤬

Sincerest Condolences to Jim and all of Bonnies family and working friends. I will never understand the cruelty and hatred that some people have in them to deliberately hurt any living creature. 💖

That's so thoughtless and so very sorry this poor dog has lost her life and sorry for her owner and trainer who has lost his friend and companion so sorry Jim its wicked ! 💔

Omg such a devastating loss imagine killing an animal so beautiful so intelligent what a loss for yourselves and to those she would of helped. I hope those who done this will be caught shame on them, this is heartbreaking 💔

Such a terrible tragedy and such a beautiful dog. My heart goes out to Jim and his family. I hope there will be a full investigation and these sub humans are caught. Fly high beautiful Bonnie 💔🐾🐾💔🌈

What a beautiful girl, I’m so sorry to hear this. Take care Jim

So very sorry for your loss Jim. I hope Bonnie didn't suffer too much. She knew she was loved.

Sorry for the loss of your friend Jim. 😔

I am so deeply sorry for your loss .i hope who ever did this is found and brought to justice, how anyone took do such a thing us unforgiveable, the poor dog and the poor owner this is so heartbreaking , rest in peace sweetheart xx

So sorry to hear the huge loss of, hope this matter will be looked into. Bonnie reminds me of my own dog (Was) who is no longer with us. Feel your pain immensely.

Beautiful dog who didn’t deserve this. The perpetrator should be feeling ashamed of him or herself today. But if you’re the kind of person who lays poison to harm wildlife then they probably wouldn’t feel shame anyway. 😔

Hope the person is found and punished

Sorry for your loss on your beloved companion..She will have a special place in your heart forever. I'm just concerned that there are people out there who think it's okay to lay out posion, targeting our wildlife..That is scary and troubling.

What a horrendous way to loose a dog and one with so much potential to do good. RIP Bonnie....thoughts are with Jim and family.

So terribly sorry for your loss. I lost mine to poison a year ago May. If you know who put out the poison, here is some information he may be interested in. Depending on the size of the wildlife being targeted, there is a new style of poison that is harmless to larger animals. It is a single-feeding rodentcide that is actually excess vitamin D. The rodent eats it, the vitamin D upsets the balance of potassium, and the rodent has a heart attack. It is harmless to larger animals that might eat the dead rodent, or any of the poison lying around. A dog would literally have to eat the whole tub of poison to have any detrimental effect. If the person who put out the poison is after larger animals, this probably wouldn't be effective. Then a live trap or a wildlife agent would be a better solution. Certainly would be better than losing a valuable K9 partner and beloved pet. Again, my deepest condolences and prayers. 🙏🙏🙏

Oh my God, this is terrible. Such a huge loss to SARDA and to his handler. Alot of time, money and, more importantly, love goes into training these dogs. I hope whoever is responsible for this is caught but I fear they will not be. Such a beautiful dog. Poor Jim, Margaret and family must surely be heartbroken.

What is wrong with people putting down poison. This is a tragic loss, I'm so sorry. Xx

I am so sorry to read this - what a cruel act. I can only imagine how devastating this is for Jim, his family and the wider SARDA family. You are in my thoughts and prayers ❤

So sorry for this mindless destruction of you beautiful and loving Bonnie. Keep the faith JIM and family. You have lots of support. Xx

Absolutely heartbroken for you all especially Jim. So terribly sad and I totally understand how he is feeling about the tragic loss of Bonnie after losing her in this terrible way. I too lost my dog Cori in this way. It's 13 years ago now and it still hurts. He was just 3 years old and a failed sheepdog from Ireland who I adopted here in England. He was training up to be an agility and obedience dog and doing so well. I only had him 9 months and he adored me as I did him. Never forgotten. Will donate in both his and Bonnies memory. Xx

What an awful and unnecessarily tragic event. Hope they find whomever laid the poison. Rest in peace Bonnie x

Sadly, I know the pain of losing a beautiful clever dog to poisoning. Sorry for your loss.

What a tragedy. My dog was poisoned along Grand Canal by some rat poison but she survived- we were lucky. This is so painful to read about. Leaving out poison is callously irresponsible.

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Tuesday 2nd June 2020, 20:05

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

BBC sports commentator Andrew Cotter has made another great narrated video, this time it features a dog called Nala attempting to catch a bird.

Did you know that SARDA Ireland dogs are stock tested? Our dogs must remain focused and avoid getting distracted by animals that they may encounter when searching for a missing person. #sardafactoftheweek

Your Dog Magazine
Renowned BBC sports commentator Andrew Cotter has created his latest video for a good cause, in partnership with Dogs for Good - UK, and their #WinningFromHome competition.

The campaign has sought to highlight the power of our four-legged friends, celebrating why we are a nation of dog lovers. The winning video shows one-year-old Cavapoo, Nala, as she attempts to catch a bird in the garden...

Find out more here: www.yourdog.co.uk/the-your-dog-blog/andrew-cotter-releases-brand-new-video-to-support-charity
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Tuesday 2nd June 2020, 13:25

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
Sean and Kody.

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Monday 1st June 2020, 22:53

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)
**CALLOUT 18**

SARDA Ireland were tasked to assist An Garda Síochána with a missing person search in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary earlier today. Thankfully the missing person was found safe and well whilst two of our dog teams were en-route.

Other agencies Involved:
Killaloe Coast Guard Unit
Tipp S & R GROUP /NOSU
Limerick Land Search Team

**CALLOUT 18**

SARDA Ireland were tasked to assist An Garda Síochána with a missing person search in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary earlier today. Thankfully the missing person was found safe and well whilst two of our dog teams were en-route.

Other agencies Involved:
Killaloe Coast Guard Unit
Tipp S & R GROUP /NOSU
Limerick Land Search Team
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A brilliant reminder from Galway Mountain Rescue Team. We hope everyone enjoys the bank holiday weekend whilst adhering to the guidelines.

A brilliant reminder from Galway Mountain Rescue Team. We hope everyone enjoys the bank holiday weekend whilst adhering to the guidelines.As we all prepare to enjoy the glorious weather on this bank holiday weekend, we are renewing our appeal to the public to continue their excellent adherence to the Government's public health guidelines surrounding the Covid-19 crisis. Phase 1 of the planned lifting of the restrictions remains in place and we should all endeavour to understand what this means to our day-to-day lives. Visit www.hse.ie for the most up-to-date details regarding the current guidelines.

For those of you lucky enough to get out and about this weekend, we would ask that you enjoy your outdoor exercise within 5km of your home and continue to avoid venturing onto remote upland and mountainous terrain at this time. This will ensure that you do not need to avail of our voluntary emergency search and rescue service.

In the past 48 hours alone, there have been numerous emergency incidents nationwide involving Mountain Rescue teams. These have put the health and wellbeing of our dedicated community volunteers and their families at risk. Please consider this in your weekend plans and encourage others to act as responsibly as you! 👍😎

#MountainRescue #Galway #Clare #HSE #Coronavirus
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Monday 25th May 2020, 10:17

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Gerard (Gerry) Taylor from Sandyford in Co. Dublin has been missing 1 year today.

Gerry was last seen on the Kellystown Road, Rathfarnham, walking in the directio of Ticknock shortly after 11am on Saturday the 25th of May 2019.

SARDA Ireland have been involved in the search along with multiple other agencies. Please, if you think you can offer some valuable information, please take a moment to look at the Crimecall video below, and contact Dundrum Garda Station on 01 666 5600.

Our thoughts go out to Gerard's family at this difficult time.
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Thank you so much for sharing and for all your help x

Friday 22nd May 2020, 22:24

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Want something to look forward to tomorrow? Tune in to hear from the Rescue 117 crew at their base in Waterford Airport. SARDA work alongside R117 regularly, and we always love to tune in to R117’s live broadcasts! ... See MoreSee Less

Friday 22nd May 2020, 11:00

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Throwback time!

Does anyone remember seeing SARDA Ireland on RTÉ News back in 2016? You may remember seeing Search Dog Murphy who, at the time, was a trainee search dog! She qualified back in 2017 and has assisted in many missing person searches since. Good girl, Murphy! The video also features Search Dog Dex, who sadly passed away in 2018 after many years of invaluable service to SARDA Ireland. 🐾

RTÉ News
The Search and Rescue Dogs Association, the charity that trains and deploys dogs to look for lost people, will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year
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The dogs and handlers with SARDA are just amazing 🥰

Brilliant

Excellent

Wednesday 20th May 2020, 10:50

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

Many thanks to Audrey for selecting SARDA Ireland as her Facebook Birthday Fundraiser charity.🙌

Audrey managed to raise over €300 for our organisation, and we are so grateful to everyone that has donated! 🥎🐾🏆

Happy Birthday Audrey!🐕
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Monday 18th May 2020, 16:44

Search and Rescue Dog Association (Ireland)

** CALLOUT 17 **

SARDA Ireland were tasked by An Garda Síochána for a missing person search in the Tramore area late last night. Four search dog teams attended the callout.

Search dogs Fia, Lyla, Murphy and Ziggy searched various areas of woodland and coastline during the night.

Sadly, the missing person was recovered today. Our condolences to the person's family and friends during this difficult time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Other agencies involved:
Rescue 117
Tramore Coast Guard Unit
Tramore Lifeboat RNLI
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