SAR K9 Uma of Sapphire Mountain and owner/handler Linda, were 2019 recipients of Award of Merit from the International Police Working Dog Association. Only three K-9 teams a year are awarded this for demonstrating Professionalism, Discipline & a notable find in Crime Scene Investigation.

Further credit to Linda’s quality care and training provided is the fact Uma is in full health from a full head of teeth to the tip of her beautiful tail!
As of 2021, Uma is the new Erie County NY Police Dept. Cadaver K9.