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Traci Dawson-Groshaw

 

Traci is one of the four Dog Speed founders and is President on the Executive Board. Traci has experience working at an animal shelter and veterinary hospital. In addition to her responsibilities as president, Traci also does most of our media interviews and is liaison with other animal rescue organizations we partner with.

 

Training:

  • Basic - Authorized Wildlife Custodian (OWREN) 

  • Beyond Basic - Authorized Wildlife Custodian (OWREN)

  • Pet First Aid & CPR

  • Oiled Birds Decontamination Training, HSUS/DARTNS

  • NFPA 1670 Technical Animal Rescue, Low Angle Rope & Swift Water (Rescue 3 International)

  • NFPA Compliant Ice Rescue, Operations Level (Advanced Rescue Techniques School of Canada)

  • Natiional Cruelty Investigations School Levels 1 & 2 (U of Missouri-Columbia Law Enforcement Training Institute/Code 3)

  • Big Useful Livestock Lessons (Code 3)

  • Volunteer Shelter/Care Animal Disaster Victims Training (EARS - now Red Rover)

  • Canine Self Defence (Canine Foundations)  

  • Dog to Dog Aggression (Canine Foundations)

  • Disaster Animal Response Team Course (Humane Society University)

  • Humane Capture & Handling of Street Animals and Wildlife (HSUS)

  • Various FEMA courses, including:  

    • NIMS IS-100.b National Incident Management System;

    • ICS 100 Introduction to Incident Command System;

    • IS-10 & I/S-11 Animals in Disaster;

    • IS-111 Livestock in Disasters

 

Deployments:

  • New Orleans, LA Hurricanes Katrina/Rita (ARNO/Best Friends) - twice

  • Montreal Puppy Mill Response (United Animal Nations/HSI) - twice 

  • Hurricane Ivan, Jacksonville, MS - Set up and maintained an emergency animal shelter at the fairgrounds (Animal Rescue Front)

  • New Orleans, LA - assist return of evacuated shelter animals, hurricane Ivan (ARNO)

  • Denison Springs, LA - assist rebuilding hurricane-damaged shelter (Muttshack)​

  • Chile Earthquake/Tsunami - twice (Kinship Circle/SACH)

  • BP Oil Spill - Louisiana, Mississippi & Alabama (WA2)

  • Thailand Floods (Kinship Circle)

  • Brazil Mudslides (Kinship Circle)

  • Lac Simon, Quebec - dog cull prevention - trap team (Animal Rescue Corps)

  • Detroit World Animal Awareness Stray Dogs Project for American Strays TV show

  • Numerous long distance animal transports throughout Canada and the U.S.

Heather Johnston

 

Heather is one of the four Dog Speed founders and is Treasurer on the Executive Board. Heather handles all the red tape for Dog Speed's Not-for-Profit Registered Charity status, as well as our finances and banking.  She is responsible for all legislative law issues we need researched, including legal requirements for transportation of live animals across State and International borders, coordinates/participates in many of our long distance animal transports, and is also in charge of our fundraising activities.    

 

Training:

  • Pet First Aid & CPR

  • NFPA 1670 Technical Animal Rescue, Low Angle Rope & Swift Water (Rescue 3 International)

  • Natiional Cruelty Investigations School Level 1 (U of Missouri-Columbia Law Enforcement Training Institute/Code 3)

  • Canine Self Defence (Canine Foundations)

  • Dog to Dog Aggression (Canine Foundations)

  • Volunteer Shelter/Care Animal Disaster Victims Training Workshop EARS (now Red Rover)

  • Various FEMA courses, including: 

    • NIMS IS-100.b National Incident Management System;

    • ICS 100 Introduction to Incident Command System;

    • IS-10 & I/S-11 Animals in Disaster;

    • IS-111 Livestock in Disasters

 

Deployments:​

  • New Orleans, LA. Hurricanes Katrina & Rita - four times (ARNO & Best Friends)

  • Lac Simon, Quebec (Animal Rescue Corps)

  • Numerous long distance animal transports throughout Canada and the U.S.

June Towler

 

June is one of the four Dog Speed founders, is a Director on the Executive Board and is our website admin.  June has experience in search & rescue and emergency response as well as wildlife rehab. 

 

Training:​

  • Rabies Vector Species Authorization, MNR

  • Basic - Authorized Wildlife Custodian training (OWREN) 

  • Beyond Basic - Authorized Wildlife Custodian training (OWREN)

  • Rabies Vector Species Symposium (OWREN)

  • Pet First Aid & CPR

  • Standard First Aid, CPR A, C and defib. (humans)

  • NFPA 1670 Technical Animal Rescue, Low Angle Rope & Swift Water (Rescue 3 Int'l)

  • NFPA Compliant Ice Rescue, Operations Level (Advanced Rescue Techniques School of Canada)

  • Natiional Cruelty Investigations School Levels 1 & 2 (U of Missouri-Columbia Law Enforcement Training Institute/Code 3)

  • Big Useful Livestock Lessons (Code 3)

  • Volunteer Shelter/Care Animal Disaster Victims Training (EARS - now Red Rover)

  • Disaster Animal Response Team Course (Humane Society University)

  • Humane Capture & Handling of Street Animals and Wildlife (HSUS

  • Canine Self Defence (Canine Foundations)

  • Dog to Dog Aggression (Canine Foundations)

  • Behaviour 101 (Canine Foundations)

  • Various FEMA courses, including:  

    • NIMS IS-100.b National Incident Management System;

    • ICS 100 Introduction to Incident Command System;

    • IS-10 & I/S-11 Animals in Disaster;

    • IS-111 Livestock in Disasters

  • Various Search & Rescue/Orienteering/Comms training (OVERT)

  • Certified Workers Health & Safety Centre Instructor

  • Hazmat Awareness Level Personnel Training (FESTI) & other ERT related training)

 

Deployments:

  • New Orleans, LA. Hurricanes Katrina & Rita - twice (HSUS/ARNO)

  • Montreal Puppy Mill Response (United Animal Nations) 

  • Hurricane Ivan, Jacksonville, MS - Set up and maintained an emergency animal shelter at the fairgrounds (Animal Rescue Front)

  • New Orleans, LA - assist return of evacuated shelter animals, hurricane Ivan (ARNO)

  • Denison Springs, LA - assist rebuilding hurricane damaged shelter (Muttshack)​

  • Chile Earthquake/Tsunami - twice (Kinship Circle/SACH)

  • BP Oil Spill - Louisiana, Mississippi & Alabama (WA2)

  • Thailand Floods (Kinship Circle)

  • Brazil Mudslides (Kinship Circle)

  • Lac Simon, Quebec - dog cull prevention - trap team (Animal Rescue Corps)

  • Numerous long distance animal transports throughout Canada and the U.S.

Amber Lee Greene

 

Amber is a Director on the Executive Board and is in charge of all of Dog Speed's cat rescue activities.  Amber is a graduate of the Sheridan College Animal Care Program and has worked as both a volunteer and staff member at a Humane Society. She currently also works as a Veterinary Assistant at a veterinary clinic in Georgetown.  

 

Training:

  • Basic - Authorized Wildlife Custodian (OWREN) 

  • Beyond Basic - Authorized Wildlife Custodian (OWREN)

  • Animal Care Diploma, Sheradon College

 

Deployments:

  • Detroit World Animal Awareness Stray Dogs Project for American Strays TV show

  • Numerous long distance animal transports throughout Canada and the U.S.