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Barry Switzer building $20M facility for search-and-rescue dogs

Posted at 8:11 PM, Mar 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-27 21:11:39-04

Legendary former OU football coach Barry Switzer now is busy coaching a new type of team.

And these athletes can be life-savers.

He and his wife now help train search-and-rescue dogs and send them across the country to help.

The Switzers are building a $20 million facility in Tuttle called “Ground Zero K9 Emergency Training Center,” so they are ready when the next disaster strikes.

“We had the Murrah bombing here in [‘95] and it was a manmade disaster and its going to happen again somewhere and we need to be ready,” Switzer said.

So far, they have sent 30 dogs across the nation. Eight are with the City of Tulsa and 12 others are in Oklahoma.

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