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Alpena Search and Rescue Team Holds 1st Annual Fundraiser

It’s was a dogs dream land at the Alpena County Fairgrounds. The Alpena County Search and Rescue Team hosted their first annual fundraiser. K9 members along with their 4–legged friends and residents participated in a dog walk, learned K9 tricks and more.

The event wasn’t just about raising money; the goal was to also inform the community about the dedication it takes to find a loved one when they go missing.

Participants like Stacy McEwen wanted to make sure she paid her respect by walking in Saturday’s event, and said that the search and rescue team makes her feel at ease knowing that they are involved within the community.

The funds raised at Saturday’s event will go towards new equipment, certifications and educational classes for future K9 volunteers.