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Gilpa supports rescue services conference


GILBERTSON AND Page, manufacturers of the market leading Gilpas and Dr John ranges of complete dog foods, are pleased to be working closely with David Jones, recognised internationally as one of the leading lights in the field of Specialist Search Dog Operations.

With sponsorship from Gilbertson and Page a two day conference entitled “Specialist Dogs for the new Millennium” is to be held at the University of Wales in Bangor.

The first conference of its kind in the United Kingdom will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 23rd and 24th 2002. The conference will be looking at new developments and current trends.

Brian Rousseau, Leader of the New York State Urban Search and Rescue Team is to be the principal speaker and inevitably he will cover the Search and Rescue operation at Ground Zero. There will be other presentations and demonstrations from experts in Disaster Search, Fire Investigation, Water Search, Mines Clearance, HM Forces Service, Mountain Rescue, Dadaver Detection, Training Methodology (Norway) and also Breeding and Evaluation Programmes.

There will be a number of experts and handlers attending from overseas and the conference is open to anyone with an interest in any of the topics included. The sponsors, Gilbertson and Page, will have staff on hand for the duration of the conference to offer advice and help with feeding and nutrition matters.

Further details and application forms can be obtained from the organising Secretary - David Jones, Graiglwyd Kennels, Graiglwyd Road, Penmaenmawr, North Wales LL34 6EP. Tel 01492 622375 Fax 0870 139 9148 e-mail IRServices@aol.com