Born: 20 November 2005
Status: Operational - Water Search
Qualifications: VDEM Certified Water Search (Current), Certified FEMA Disaster Dog (Retired), ARDA Certified Area Search Canine (Retired)
Favorite Treat: Ice cubes.
Handler: Jennifer M.
Breed: German Shepherd
Deployments: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (March 2011), Hurricane Sandy (October 2013), numerous area and water search missions within the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Non-SAR trick: From a stand, he can clear the top of our sliding glass door in one leap!
Notes: Atticus or "Finch" as he is also called at home has unusual allergies, that manifest on his skin. While the cause hasn't been accurately diagnosed, he maintains an amazing work ethic and doesn't let a few spotty patches on his skin slow him down.
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