While I was in Aruba helping search for Natalee Holloway with Texas EquuSearch, one of the many search teams that I met was members of Rescue International. Bruce Barton, Dale and search canine Ebby performed searches at the landfill, the Bird Sanctuary, the abandoned Atlantis Hotel, on the beaches and at the dunes while in Aruba. They are looking to return to Aruba to further help the cause; however, they do need help in their efforts. Many if not all of the hotels do not allow dogs to stay in them as this is a tourists island. If anyone has any connections or information that could help them in this matter please contact them at: firstname.lastname@example.org or email email@example.com and I will forward them the information. Also, if anyone knows of individuals who may have houses for rent in Aruba as well.
Bruce Barton sent me an email stating that they hope to go back to Aruba as soon as possible to help in the efforts. Also, Rescue International is asking for donations to help fund another trip to Aruba to help search for Natalee Holloway. If you have any questions regarding their searches, their organization or donations they can be contacted directly. Thank you.
Formed in 1985 Rescue International (RI) is a nonprofit, volunteer association of people, response teams and companies that provide special search, rescue, and recovery services and products to requesting agencies free of charge. RI’s educational programs are based on a foundation of experienced instructors teaching students skills and providing information derived from hands on experience and supported with a written program guide and/or manual. RI has a number of Search and Rescue Training Programs available. RI’s canine programs will help train SAR Canine handlers and their dog to reach a minimum Canine Training Standard for each area of operational ability. Based in Stroudsburg, PA., RI members and resources have responded to many of the major disasters in the past 15 years, including the 1987 Bridgeport, CT – Apartment Building Collapse, 1988 Earthquake in Armenia USSR, Hurricanes Hugo-Andrew-Opal, 1999 flooding in Boundbrook, NJ , World Trade Center Disaster Recovery Operations and many regional rescues. The Funds: NOTE RI is a non-profit rescue and educational organization but is not a charity and donations are not tax deductible per the IRS code, its only a act of passion and thanks to the handlers, canines and team members that are on the line or are going to be there when needed.