- To examine the supply of qualified domestic canines for security purposes.
- To discuss opportunities to expand the visibility of canines at soft targets and transportation hubs throughout the country.
- Canines are a critical part of the U.S. government’s national security infrastructure, which are used to detect prohibited materials and assist in search and rescue missions.
- While the supply of canines is reportedly dwindling, demand in the U.S. has soared, resulting in increased prices and a shortage in the supply of dogs available for purchase.
Witnesses and testimonies
|Ms. Sheila Goffe||Vice President Government Relations||American Kennel Club||Document|
|Lieutenant Scott Smith||Orlando Police Department||Orlando, Florida||Document|
|Dr. Cynthia M. Otto||Director, Penn Vet Working Dog Center||School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania||Document|