It all started with a friend sharing this Facebook post. So, I sent this to a couple of British Columbia Search & Rescue groups:
Subject: Donating body for the purpose of search dog training
So, did that get your attention?
Hi, my name is Julie and I’m writing you with a pretty weird question: Is it possible to donate one’s body to a SAR organization for the purpose of training search dogs? I happened upon a friend-of-a-friend’s Facebook post about donating their placenta and thought, “Well, that’s cool, but what amazing training feats they could perform with a *cough*-pound body!”
I’m already an organ donor and, quite honestly, if I die, I’m not going to have any use for the rest of me. And I think this would be a lot more useful to the world than being scattered to the winds in a solemn tear-filled ceremony. (If I believed in the afterlife, I might actually spring for this – so I could hang around to see who cries – but I don’t.)
So, please let me know if this is possible or, if not through you, which avenues I might try to effect this admittedly unusual method of disposing of my corporeal form.
I’ll let you all know how it goes.