Dog really is man’s best friend, just ask Keith Jones.
Jones, a natural resource officer within the compliance and enforcement department of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources, brings his new dog Hunter with him to work when he’s in the field but he also has bigger plans for him too.
“I’ve been wanting to get a dog for search and rescue (work) for quite a few years,” said Jones, who is also an auxiliary RCMP officer in his spare time.
“And Williams Lake is a great spot to do that.”
Jones and his family moved to Williams Lake this past spring after living in Mackenzie for the last ten years.
Jones was an active member of the search and rescue team in Mackenzie, and plans to volunteer with the Central Cariboo Search and Rescue as well.
Once Hunter is trained Jones said he hopes the dog can also become an active member of the local search and rescue team and a member of the B.C. Search and Rescue Dog Association.