It is with great sadness that I have to let you all know that a superstar has left us. She will be missed by everyone in SARDA IRELAND. We are sharing this lovely tribute to Lily from Catherine:

Sadly Lily has passed away this evening after a short illness.

Lily was a SARDA dog since 2006 and qualified as a search dog going on the call out list in 2009. She assisted in numerous searches during her 6 years of service. She attended training courses in the Lake District, UK as well as numerous training courses in avalanche searching in the Cairngorms of Scotland on the Lake District Search Dogs annual courses held there. She worked closely with Ballycotton Coastguard Team and Kerry Mountain Rescue Team. Foremost she was a family member and much loved friend and will be very sorely missed. She was just 10 years young and achieved so much in those 10 years and I am extremely proud that it was I that was lucky enough to be her handler.

Lily, forever searching the hills for the toy (and hopefully it’s a squeaky one!)