Dogs trained by the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation based in Ojai are working right now to find tornado survivors in Joplin, Missouri.
They are named Huck and Jagger.
While the Joplin tornado has killed at least 116 people at least seven people have been rescued from the rubble.
And search dogs are trying to find more in the estimated 2000 buildings damaged Sunday Night.
Search dog training happens to be going on now at a new Santa Paula location that is under construction to become the new headquarters and national training ground for the foundation.
Teams from Oklahoma are in the midst of a two week training at the new 125 acre site called Wheeler Ranch.
The Mcgrath family donated money to helped locate the new site.
One of the Oklahoma instructors is on call and ready to go at a moments notice.
Trainer and Firefighter, Roger Fourkiller, says when you turn a trained dog loose she will work over the top of the rubble and try to locate the scent a live human buried in rubble. If the dog barks that means there is a person in need of rescue so they mark the location and call in a crew to start removing the rubble.
And what they do is all for free.
That’s why the search dog foundation depends on donations .