Chairman of the Board, economist, financier, the fund’s person in charge of administrative management
Member of the Board, veterinarian, dog handler, the fund’s person in charge of animal welfare
Member of the Board, electrical engineer, the fund’s person in charge of the implementation of modern technologies to ensure animal welfare
We have created a team of former military dog instructors and army veterinarians, whose main task is to provide full rehabilitation and support for military service dogs, the careers of which have come to an end. The team consists of specialists who have seen the work of selfless and heroic army dogs in real life, so they know what it needed to ensure that retired army dogs can adapt to society as successfully as possible and become loving and devoted friends and defenders of the home and family.
Unlike a dog, a person cannot always see and establish what has happened at the scene of the accident, so the work of the army, the police and the customs is unimaginable without the involvement of dogs. Four-legged friends help find mines and explosives, search for illegal drugs, follow the trail, look for evidence and provide invaluable support in various important military and police operations. As an example, we cannot fail to mention the capture of the terrorist Osama bin Laden in Pakistan with the assistance of the dog Cairo, who helped find mines, explosives, false walls and hidden doors and made sure that no one left the building. Dogs trained by dog handlers are already involved in the diagnosis of Covid-19 and thanks to their sense of smell they can identify patients with Covid-19 with an accuracy of 94%, which is a very high rate and significant support for diagnostic personnel.
Therefore, it is only natural that after retirement such animals get into a care home, where they are prepared for homing to families, since they deserve this chance due to their selfless work. US President Joe Biden has also proven that a dog with a military background can be a good family friend: Major, a German shepherd adopted from the shelter, became the first rescue dog to have this important title.
The CSF team is confident that retired service dogs can be saved from getting into a shelter or, even worse, from euthanasia, by providing a full range of rehabilitation and support services in a care home, thereby ensuring favourable conditions and appropriate training in order for former army and police dogs to become good and loved family members.