Arc Aspicio Sponsors Seventh Search Dog Team
Arlington, VA, January 11, 2018 — In December 2017, Arc Aspicio sponsored their seventh search dog team and raised enough money to sponsor an eighth team with the funds from their annual event for the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF).
SDF is a non-profit organization that pairs rescue dogs with first responders and trains them to respond to terrorist attacks and national disasters. SDF uses donations to provide the dogs with the training and medical attention needed to become FEMA certified and respond to national and international disasters. Arc Aspicio sponsored their first team in 2011, and has since sponsored six more search dog teams. The similarity in the missions of the two organizations and a shared love for dogs has made for a long and valuable partnership.
The seventh search dog, Echo, is currently completing his training and plans to graduate in February and join the New York Task Force 2, where he will meet his handler. The Search Dog Foundation rescued Echo from a shelter in New York after seeing his high energy and potential for the search and rescue field. Arc Aspicio raised enough money this past year to also sponsor an eighth team and is eagerly waiting to meet their eighth team!
“We are proud to continue our long partnership with the Search Dog Foundation. Our search dog teams are actively responding to disasters and saving lives across the country,” says Lynn Ann Casey, Chief Executive Officer. “Thank you to everyone who donated and helped us support this incredible milestone.”
The search dog teams deploy across the nation to help FEMA with search and rescue operations after hurricanes, earthquakes, and other disasters. Recently, several search dog teams deployed to assist with rescue and recovery efforts from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. The teams, including Arc Aspicio sponsored teams Eric Darling and Canine Ben and Kristi Bartlett and Canine Ivan, searched for survivors in the hardest hit areas.
Lynn Ann Casey
Chief Executive Officer
About Arc Aspicio
Arc Aspicio is a management, strategy, and technology consulting firm that takes a mission-oriented approach to complex client challenges. Focused on innovation, Arc Aspicio provides services in strategy, design, human capital, operations, analytics and visualization, technology and information sharing. The company is known for a strong, collaborative culture that values gratitude, provides leadership opportunities, and explores the future. Our teams takes a human-centered approach to working with clients and are flexible and responsive within dynamic Government client environments that often have new priorities and evolving missions. We thrive on these situations and promote continuous improvement and new ideas. And, #welovedogs! Follow us on Twitter @arcaspicio or learn more at www.arcaspicio.com.
About the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation
The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF), founded in 1996, is a non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to strengthening disaster response in America by recruiting rescue dogs and partnering them with first responders to find people buried alive the wreckage of natural disasters and terrorist attacks. SDF provides professional training and lifetime care for the canines at no cost to the first responders. SDF teams have assisted in the rescue and recovery of earthquake victims in Nepal, Haiti, and Japan, and recently assisted with the recovery from Hurricane Irma on the East Coast of the United States. For more information on SDF, please visit https://searchdogfoundation.org.