Kentucky Search Dog Association

Name of Non-Profit Organization *
Kentucky Search Dog Association
Today’s Date: * Friday, February 23, 2024
Organization’s website
EIN / 501(C)(3)Number *
What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? *
Address *

710 Shiloh Rd
Corinth, KY 410102348
United States
County *
Point of Contact for Magnified Giving Youth * Melissa Morgan
Point of Contact’s Title *
Point of Contact’s Email Address *
Point of Contact’s Phone Number (859) 619-9950
Executive Director’s Name *
Melissa Morgan
What is the mission of your organization?

Mission Statement

KSDA shall function as a Specialized Rescue Squad as defined in the Kentucky Revised Statutes and meet the standards set forth by the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management. KSDA has volunteer members who have attained Operational status under specific training and testing procedures. This organization’s purpose is to provide trained dogs, handlers, and support personnel to assist in searching for missing, lost, or overdue persons.

Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? *
  • (1) Animals
  • (4) Disaster Relief
  • (5) Education
Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists?
The Kentucky Search Dog Association (KSDA) provides trained dogs, handlers, and support personnel to assist in searching for missing, lost, or overdue persons. They also aid law enforcement in finding human remains (cadaver searches). Founded in 1985, the KSDA team consists entirely of volunteers and is a non-profit organization.

An expertly trained handler and search dog can assist in locating:

– Lost children in urban areas or the wilderness
– Overdue hunters, fishers, or hikers
– Unconscious or despondent individuals
– Nursing home residents who wander off
– Individuals trapped under debris or collapsed structures
– Drowning victims
– Human remains in various contexts including water, buried, fields or woods, buildings, etc.

Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? *
Yes, Grades 6 – 12
List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web.
The Kentucky Search Dog Association trains search and rescue dogs to locate missing persons, and we are always looking for new volunteers to help us with our training. If you like dogs and enjoy hiding in unusual places like the woods, under piles of stuff, or even in dumpsters, you should consider volunteering as a victim for our search dog training. As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to help our search and rescue dogs hone their skills in a safe and controlled environment.

Fresh faces are essential to our training, so you do not have to commit to coming out every weekend. We need able-bodied people willing to hide for a few hours on the weekends and help us train our search and rescue dogs. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please let us know, and we can provide more information.

Volunteer coordinator Melissa Morgan
Volunteer coordinator’s email address
Volunteer coordinator’s phone number (859) 619-9950
Student Connection Preference (click all that apply): *
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