12 Who Cares Award Winner

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Dear Kristi,

Congratulations!  Arizona Search Track and Rescue has been chosen as our 12 News 12 Who Care winner for December, 2013.

Thank you for submitting your nomination! It was great to read about the work your organization is doing to help search for missing loved ones.

As a 12 Who Care winner, your organization will receive:

    • A $1,200 donation for the work of your organization

    • Your organization will be featured on Arizona Midday, 12 News and azcentral.com

    • A :30 promotional spot based on the story and mission of your organization as well as volunteer information which will air on 12 News

    • Recognition ad in The Arizona Republic 2 times during the month you have been selected for

    • Your agency will be hosted at a luncheon at the 12 News Studios.

It’s always encouraging to read about community members striving to make a difference!

Thanks so much for being a part of the 12 Who Care program and for all the work you do to make our community a better place!

You will soon be contacted by one of our producers to schedule the next step.

All the best,

Nikki Sabetta

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American Kennel Club once again honor’s Keahi through Facebook Campaign!

Keahi is just one of the dogs that make up Arizona Search Track and Rescue’s Elite K9 team and like the rest of the K9’s and their human’s, she excels as what she does.  June brought us 16 search days out of 30 total days.  A Busy month for AZ STaR.   Way to go AZ STaR K9’s and their human counterparts.

Share if you care… help this hero get the fame she deserves.   Read more about Keahi’s story here: http://www.akc.org/news/ace/2012/honorees.cfm#search_rescue
Like our Facebook Page by clicking our facebook page link at the top of the page, then like and share this photo to help the American Kennel Club get the 100,000 likes.

Paws of Life – 100 Hole Marathon Golf Event

Arizona Search Track and Rescue thanks all of those that contributed to our 100 Hole Golf Marathon.  While more than 1/2 of our team was on a search and rescue mission in Sedona, the remainder of the team played golf for all of those that had solicited pledges for this cause.   We chipped, hacked and putted our way to 100 Holes in records heat for Phoenix on June 08th.  We all survived and THANK YOU for your support!

 

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Welcome to the new AZSTaR Website!

Welcome to the Website of Arizona Search Track and Rescue, Inc. (AZ STaR)
AZ STaR is a group of very talented and passionate search and rescue professionals that are dedicated to locating missing persons as well providing for the advancement, educationally and scientifically, of the search and rescue profession and utilization of canines within this profession.
If available, AZ STaR will provide trained search dogs, trained K-9 handlers, trained support personnel, and trained search management personnel for search and rescue of persons lost, trapped or incapacitated, upon request of any official agency or individual requesting through proper guidelines, day or night, within the state of Arizona or outside state lines if requested, under any and all conditions where dogs can efficiently operate.
AZ STaR also provides continuous training and education for dogs, K-9 handlers, search management, and support personnel to improve and develop capabilities to ensure highly competent and capable search and rescue dog teams and operations.
We also work to promote a greater appreciation for using search dogs for wilderness, water, cadaver, bone identification, evidence, and disaster searches.

 

Please contact us at 623-878-9149 (Office) for scheduling Educational Events or Volunteer Inquiries

FOR EMEGENCIES Please contact us on our Pager at 888-307-3799

 

 

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Help Support AZ STaR

As a federally approved 501-C-3 non-profit, AZ STaR exists solely on the generous donations that it recieves from private and corporate donations.  Unfortunately, these do not even begin to cover the expenses of training, equipment and mission responses that are endured by our Volunteer Members. Nor does it cover the cost of the Educational literature and programs that we provide to the Public and other Agencies all at NO CHARGE.   Please assist us by making a donation today or participating in one of our upcoming Fundraising Events.
Join us for a PAWRaising car wash and visit with the Canines of AZ STaR while your car is being washed by their handlers (the one time that the handler will have to work harder than the pups).  See our Event Calendar for Dates, Times and locations.
Purchase STaR K9-Collector Card sets featuring 10 individual K9-s of AZ STaR.
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Do you, Can you, Would you?

After many of the tragic events that we see portrayed on the news, AZ STaR gets a slew of inquiries from people who are wanting to help.  We have therefore developed this post to assist you in getting some preliminary information regarding Search and Rescue with AZ STaR
Do you, Can you, Would you? 
* Have a desire to wander through the desert under the stars, at night, looking for clues and/or missing persons.
* Would you like to wander through the desert carrying about 30 lbs. of gear and water.
* Don’t mind being awakened at 1:00 am for a search call-out.
* Can pack enough gear into 2 large bags for 4 days in the mountains or desert.
* Can brush your teeth, put on make-up and comb your hair with your signal mirror.
* Can cat-nap anywhere, through any noise, under any conditions (rain or shine).
* Know how to make a tent with a garbage bag and a piece of rope.
* Would like to be part of a Team effort and enjoy working with Dogs.
* Can and would climb any mountain to get reception to make a phone call.
* Your definition of a fun time is seeing what you can survive.

 

If you think that you meet any of the requirements above, AZ STaR is looking for you.  Please contact us immediately.  For more information, please read the attached Membership Guide as it provides additional information regarding Membership with AZ STaR.

 

Membership Guide Rev. Aug 16, 2012

 

Thank you for Supporting AZ STaR

The Members and K9’s of Arizona Search Track and Rescue wish to thank those individuals/Companies that helped make our recent fundraising effort a HUGE Success.

Bass Pro Shops  and The Tasting Room – Peoria for supporting us by allowing us to sell raffle tickets at your locations.

K9-Games, Shooters World, and BudgetPetExpress.com for donating the prizes that made our event a success

A big Thank you to all of those that purchased raffle tickets and/or made donations – without you our volunteers would have a much more difficult time carrying out our mission of “Saving Lives”

We also appreciate your patience with us in getting in touch with you as we were conducting a search on the day of and the day after we conducted the actual raffle.

The following individuals won prizes:

 TV – Ms. Susan Folwer
GPS – Joyce Crissmon
Darrin CHango – SHooters World Membership
Bob Duke – iPad
Jim Mann – Shooters World Membership
 
Rodger Blanchard – Trading Card Set                         Micheal Stephens –  “Get Lost” T-Shirt
Courtney Redd – Trading Card Set                              Josh Nies –  “Get Lost” T-Shirt
Jolene Schlichter – $25.00 Gift Card                            Micheal Stephens –  “Get Lost” T-Shirt
Wayne Leminger  $25.00 Gift Card                             Nicolle Moretti $50.00 Gift Card
Sally Lukens – $25.00 Gift Card                                   Daniel Boucher $50.00 Gift Card
Joanna Reese – “Get Lost” T-Shirt                              Brett Rawleigh –  “Get Lost” T-Shirt
Vicki Campbell – “Get Lost” T-Shirt                             Louis Chappel – Trading Card Set
Bonnie Fry $25.00 Gift Card                                       Sherry King –  “Get Lost” T-Shirt
Colleen Berry –  “Get Lost” T-Shirt                              Tasha Miller –  “Get Lost” T-Shirt
Suzanne French –  “Get Lost” T-Shirt                         Sharon Gilbert –  “Get Lost” T-Shirt
Stephanie Bradley – Trading Card Set                        Godget Grant – Trading Card Set
 
*  If we have not been in touch with you regarding your prize, please contact us at 623-878-9149.