Piglet — Search and Rescue

Location: Lancaster, California

“Piglet” is a 6 year old Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog. Rigorously trained and certified to find human remains on land and in water, Piglet and handler Lori Wells, are dedicated Volunteers serving many communities. They’re frequently called to assist local Law Enforcement in their search for the missing. Lori and Piglet commit 100’s of hours annually to training and testing. This ensures they’re always ready when called to search. Piglet has built a reputation with LE throughout California, Nevada, Arizona and Utah. Not only for her unswerving work ethic and talented nose, but also for her infectious “smile”. She makes friends at PR events and fundraisers. Everyone wants to “Kiss the Pig”. But, it’s out in the field where she’s most effective, an unparalleled search resource and comfort to the families she’s helping. An example was on a mission where she deployed in a remote wilderness area to find a missing father/ husband.After long hours in the field, Piglet found the subject who, sadly, was deceased. Though this is not the outcome wished for on any search, Piglet’s diligence and tenacity in making the find allowed the wife & 9 kids the answers needed to move forward. She did the same on a lake. Piglet was called and we deployed on day 8 of the search and located the subject. Like her smile, Piglet doesn’t fade or give up!

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