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Seamus Kearns

Surrey Search and Rescue (Dog Section)

About Surrey SAR

Surrey SAR is a volunteer organisation on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to assist Surrey Police and other Emergency Services

"Our primary role is to assist in locating lost or missing vulnerable people within Surrey and its surrounding areas"

Surrey SAR is entirely reliant on sponsorship and donations to exist and carry out its work

Dog Handler, Seamus Kearns received an award for his

work saving people in the 2014 floods

https://www.pointsoflight.gov.uk/flood-hero-seamus-kearns/

Seamus currently owns and works his Border Collie, Merlin.

How did the involvement started in Search and Rescue? 

Seamus started in Search & Rescue in 2004 after leaving the Air Training Corps (RAF) and saw the amazing work that dogs can do.

He got Merlin, his first dog in 2006, Merlin and is now one of seven national assessors for Lowland Search Dogs (the National body for non-mountainous search dogs)

The most memorable success?

Seamus says, “Passing my Lowland Search Dog Level 3 assessment making me the youngest ever handler at the time.” 

“My other successes include finding my first missing person with Merlin.”

For more information……

Séamus can be contacted via the teams website: www.sursar.org.uk


"Merlin loves CSJ Command Performance it keeps his coat healthy and shiny and I have seen a great difference in his performance"
Séamus Kearns

 

 

 

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Customers' Views

I won't do that again!!

Hi Ceri,

I thought I would email to let you know I've just put another order through. A friend bought our last bag so we haven't ordered for ourselves for a while.
The reason I am emailing is that we chose to try a bag of biscuits which were not CSJ and were from a local store. I am amazed at the difference in my dog's coat, health and smell (both fur and breath)!

When she was on the CSJ biscuits (probably for the last couple of years), people used to comment on how shiny her fur was. Her stools were always easy to pick up and her teeth were white. She's had ONE BAG (15kg) of different biscuits and her fur is dull and shedding. Her teeth are starting to go brown and she smells like an old dog. I am amazed as she's only 4 years old. I'm just hoping that some of the effects of the last lot of biscuits will be reversible with the CSJ!!

Have other people told you of such a big difference with biscuits? It really does appear that the poor biscuits have aged her! She's even sleeping more and for a border collie you'll know that's unusual in a young dog!  It's very strange in such a short period of time. What on earth do these companies use to make them??!

Regards,
Debbie B.

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