A cool minibus for our dog handlers of the SES search and rescue group and rescue dogs.

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This is a cool minibus for our dog handlers of the SES search and rescue group and rescue dogs.

They are constantly on combat duty. Always ready to search for survivors under the rubble. Thanks to the dogs' abilities, experience and courage, the dog handlers managed to find dozens of innocent victims of Russian shelling under the rubble and save their lives. In Borodianka, Liutezh, Hostomel, Rzhyshchev, Kyiv, Lutsk, Lviv, Zhytomyr, Chernihiv, Okhtyrka, Kremenchuk, Balakliya, Kherson, Dnipro, Zaporizhzhia, Uman... Previously, the dog handlers used to travel to such combat missions by ordinary unprepared vehicles, which had a bad impact on the dogs' readiness to work during long journeys.

The dog training team now has a specially equipped vehicle at its disposal. We purchased a Citroen minibus, and the engineers of North FIRE, a leading manufacturer of rescue equipment in the UK, have equipped everything to the highest standard. The dog transport compartment is equipped with a heating and ventilation system - 4 transport cages for transporting dogs, which can be removed if necessary. The minibus has seats for dog handlers and a place to transport the necessary rescue equipment. Drinking water for dogs and a thermopod with hot water for people. Convenient compartments for things, perimeter lighting for working in the dark and other less noticeable but no less useful little things.

All this is to get to the site faster and start search operations, which increases the chances of rescuing those trapped in the rubble.

And all this was made possible thanks to the cooperation with the Oleg Honcharuk Charitable Foundation, which, together with the MOOD SPACE licensing agency and Paramount Pictures, implemented a special charity event - for every pack of juice sold under the Puppy Patrol brand, 1 hryvnia was donated to purchase special vehicles for rescue dogs.

So, we thank everyone who contributed to the purchase of this vehicle for our extraordinary rescue team. And special thanks to our British friends from NORTH FIRE, who made this minibus and drove it 3,000 kilometres to deliver it to Ukraine.

We are incredibly pleased that it was successful. We are not going to stop. We have recharged our batteries with joyful emotions from happy dog handlers and rescue dogs and are moving on to help those who save us.