Petition: Maya the Senior Dog Helps Search and Rescue Koalas in Australia

Petition: Maya the Senior Dog Helps Search and Rescue Koalas in Australia

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“I started thinking that maybe there was another animal that could find these scats by relying on their nose.”

poo is very smelly, but it doesn’t smell like poo – it smells like eucalyptus.

Using your eyes, they are quite hard to spot, but for dogs the smell would be like a rose in the bush,” Critescu said.

Maya was a rescue puppy that was trained for this work and to find scent. Maya is a blue merle border collie.

Now, Maya helps lead other dogs in research and conservation, Critescu co-founded the USC Detection Dogs for Conservation (DDC), an organization that trains dogs to help with conservation.

Now that Maya is a senior dog, she’s happy as can be.

Critescu says of Maya, “I don’t think they care how old they are, and I don’t think we should care either.

I never see Maya as an old dog.

I see her as a friend, an amazing colleague, and a wonderfully happy personality.”

Sign this petition to demand that the government in ban logging in koala habitats now!

This article was first published by OneGreenPlanet on 7 December 2020. Lead Image Source: Maridav/ Shutterstock.com.


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