20 Courageous Dogs Helping With The Washington Mudslide Search

These little heroes are essential. Updated April 3, 11:30 p.m. ET.

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Out of the 30 bodies found, 27 have been identified and their families notified. Crews note the task is especially difficult, as they do not always find complete remains.


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It was also reported on Sunday two dogs suffered from hypothermia, while more veterinarians were brought in to help the other dogs stay in good shape.


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"The conditions on the slide field are difficult, so this is just a time to take care of the dogs," said Kris Rietmann, a spokeswoman for the team working on the eastern portion of the mudslide.


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Tryon the rescue dog is walked to the decontamination area, where all rescue dogs are hosed off by hazardous materials crews before they leave the site.