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A Search Dog From Mexico Is At The Surfside Condo Collapse Site, And Working With A Global Crew

Moises and Oreo.jpegMoises Soffer, a volunteer rescuer with Cadena International, cools down Oreo, a dog trained to recover living victims, on Sunday, June 27, 2021, near the scene of the Champlain Towers collapse in Surfside, Florida.
DAVID GOODHUE
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MIAMI HERALD
Moises Soffer, a volunteer rescuer with Cadena International, cools down Oreo, a dog trained to recover living victims, on Sunday, June 27, 2021, near the scene of the Champlain Towers collapse in Surfside, Florida.

The search-and-rescue effort at the Champlain Towers South building collapse site in Surfside includes an international nonprofit group of volunteers trained in Israel called Cadena.

Cadena has responded to more than 1,000 natural disasters and humanitarian crises in 26 countries since its founding in 2005, said Erika Glanz, director of its international emergencies division.

And, even though Glanz is used to coordinating the types of rescue teams like the one working in Surfside, this mission has an even greater sense of urgency for her.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.