- Israel Dog Unit in the news - היחידה בחדשות-
- Recent events - עדכון מהשטח-
- Upcoming training and events - Zhenya is back - האימונים הבאים - ז'ניה חזר-
- Important Hanuka Appeal - Best ever Hanukah Gift - המתנה הכי טובה לחנוכה -
יכ"ל בחדשות אתמול - החיפושים בחצור הגלילית אחרי הנעדר שלום דהן
I.D.U. search for Shalom Dahan featured in article yesterday
ז'ניה המאלף האגדי של יכ"ל חזר ארצה ומתחדש האילופים עם ז'ניה ביום חמישי הבא 7.12.17 בשעה 11 בבוקר בתפוח ובשעה 16.30 באחוזת הכלבים באפרת - מי שמעוניין להצטרף חייב להירשם מראש
Dog training with Zhenya next Thursday Dec. 7. 11 AM in Tapuach and 4.30 PM in Efrat
עדכון מהשטח - Recent eventsMonday 26/11/17 Efrat Branch of I.D.U. head by Micha Katz Hosted Training Exercise
יום שני 26.11.17 מיכה כץ ראש סניף יכ"ל אפרת אירח אימון שבועי בהרחה ממוקדת וגישוש באחוזת הכלבים
Tuesday I.D.U. Class in Kiryat Atta about operating Command Center for Missing people
יום שלישי יכ:ל קיימה השתלמות בקרית אתא בנושא ניהול חפ"ק וקביעת סדר עדיפויות בבחירת תאי שטח בחיפש נעדרים
Wednesday I.D.U. Led renewed searches for Shalom Dahan In Hazor HaGllilit
יום רביעי יכ"ל ניהל את החפ"ק לפי בקשת משטרת ראש פינה בחיפושים אחרי הנעדר שלום דהן
מוטי ממסעדת הטאג'ין מפנק את המתנדבים הכלבנים הרעבים אחרי יום קשה של חיפושים בחצור הגלילית
ישנים באוטו, מעל העגלה על האדמה בשטח באזור רוויה על יד בית שאן בדרך הביתה, עייפים מדי להמשיך לכלביה בתפוח Noble and tired volunteers sleeping in the field, near Bet Shean in the car and on the mobile kennel, too tired to continue all the way back to Tapuach Kennels after Hazor search Wednesday night
מוזמנים להשתתף במתנה ליחידת הכלבנים לחנוכה - היחידה הזמינה מצלמה תרמית לרחפן של היחידה וחסרים עדין 32000 ש"ח להשלים את הרכישה- זו הזדמנות לתרום בעין יפה למען הפעילות של היחידה- המצלמה החדשה תאפשר תקפיץ באופן משמעותי את היכולות חיפוש של היחידה בכלל, ובמיוחד בלילה. אפשר לשלוח תרומה לעמותת מכללת מגן ארץ ישראל - ת.ד. 2002, ירושלים
Give a special gift to the Israel Dog Unit for Hanukah
Best Chanukah Gift You Could Give – please forward
CHANUKAH GIFT OF LIFE FOR MANY, MANY JEWS IN ISRAEL
What can be a better gift – than security and rescue of Jewish lives in Israel?
The Israel Dog Unit (I.D.U) is appealing to all friends of Israel in this urgent Chanukah appeal.
We need your help to continue our vital work - to save lives in Israel with the use of specially trained defense-dogs, as well as Search and Rescue dogs.
There is no unit out there providing our unique life-saving services. Whether it is defending Jewish towns against Arab terrorist attacks or searching for missing people in Israel with service dogs.
The following sponsorships are immediately needed: You can sponsor all or part of any of the emergency items that are so desperately needed now. Any and every donation is needed and appreciated, whether it is 5 dollars or 50,000 dollars. We will put it to immediate and good use!
Thermal camera – 9000 dollars
We have ordered a high-quality thermal camera that could attach to our existing drone, which will enable us to seek and find terrorists before they sneak into Jewish towns, as well as to aid in finding missing people. The camera will be especially useful at night. The special camera is on its way, we are short 9000 dollars to complete payment for the special camera. We have already paid 6000 dollars and only need an additional 9000 dollars to complete payment upon receipt of the camera. This camera will be helpful all day but will vastly improve our night-vision and ability to search in the darkness. It can be the difference of life or death for many Jews in Israel!
We own the drone. We use the drone in daytime searching. We already paid for part of the Thermal camera addition. 9000 dollars will enable us to complete payment for the thermal camera addition, (see attached photo).
Repair of 4X4 Rescue-Response Jeep- 7000 dollars
We own the Ford Explorer. It is just waiting for some repairs and registration to get it back on the road. The 4X4 jeep enables us to transport dogs and handlers off-road quickly and effectively. To buy a vehicle would cost double or triple that amount, (see attached photo).
Funds owed to vet, dog food supplier and dog trainers – 15000 dollars
To properly maintain and train service dogs to the high standards that is necessary, costs money. Dogs need to be fed. Sick or injured dogs need to be cared for. World-class trainers need to be paid, etc. At the very least, we need funds to cover flight and other expenses of good trainers who are prepared to offer free seminars in Israel. Thank G-d our vet, suppliers and trainers are patient with us. But we must bring outstanding bills up to date.
Winterize Kennels and doggy obstacle course for agility and exercise – 10000 dollars
Stipends and grants to our cadets –we owe out 8000 dollars
Thank G-d we have wonderful volunteers, who dedicate many hours weekly to rescue-work with our unit, before and after their military service. We are not in a position to pay them a salary however we do offer them courses and give them student grants that help sustain them and cover their student living needs.
Funds for a used but reliable emergency transport vehicle for dogs and dog-handlers – 18000 dollars
It is not an option to break-down on the way to an emergency response. Our old and unreliable vehicles must be replaced. Besides, in the long run, we will save money not having to repair vehicles constantly.
Funds to complete the construction of our dormitory and dining hall in Tapuach Kennel compound – 35000 dollars
Why should we pay thousands of shekels monthly rent, if we can own our own facilities? 35000 dollars will be enough to build a simple structure that can house dining hall and dorm facility for 30 volunteers, including the plumbing and electrical infrastructure. The investment is equal to 3-4 years of rent, and the facility is ours, G-d willing for many years to come.
Additional security and breeding service dogs – 30000 dollars
We need to add another 4 breeding and security dogs to our canine arsenal. This will enable us to continue to breed high quality dogs as well as to dispatch security dogs to those who truly need them to secure their villages. 7-8 litters will more than cover the investment.
Please help us continue our life-saving services, please give the gift of life to so many Jews in Israel - who count on us at the Israel Dog Unit (I.D.U.) to answer their emergency calls, whether it is a security chief in a town in Judea and Samaria who is relying upon us for a security dog or to respond to a terrorist invasion, or a family of a missing person. In many cases a dog is the only tool that can be used to seek and find a terrorist who broke through a security fence and who is about to carry out a massacre of a Jewish family.
The many millions spent on detection devices and fancy security fences will not help locate the terrorists before they have passed through the fence or after they have already penetrated into the yishuv. Millions have been spent on the fences and other technologies, now mere thousands are needed to complement the existing security infrastructure, and to prevent the terrorist from carrying out a massacre. Checks can be sent to Michllelet Magen Eretz Yisrael – POBix 2002, Jerusalem, Israel. Tax deductible Credit Card donation can be made through the following link: