WATCH: American Rescue Dog Searches for Typhoon Victims in the Philippines

A small group of Americans and their cadaver dogs went to help with recovery operations in hard-hit Tacloban

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A week and a half after Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the Philippines and caused upwards of 4,000 deaths, disaster-search-and-rescue dogs scour mountains of rubble for missing bodies in Tacloban. One of the cadaver dogs, named Patella, has detected over 100 bodies so far. The dog’s handler, Jim Houck, of the American charity Global Disaster Immediate Response Team, said that the 4-year-old dog was trained to watch where she is walking to avoid stepping on nails or broken glass.