Tribute to Search-and-Rescue, Police and Military Dogs On Show in Banning

 23 March 2012

A former ambulance used to transport service dogs, given new life as a moving tribute to search-and-rescue, police and military canines, was on show in public Friday in Banning.

Rendered by airbrush artist Mickey Harris of Tennessee, the rolling tribute first appeared Friday morning at Fire Memories Museum, 5261 W. Wilson St., and Friday afternoon at Banning Civic Center.

The job was commissioned by a nonprofit from Los Gatos, CA, south of San Francisco, Harris said.

Harris flew from Tennessee last week to work on the project at an auto garage in Banning, CA, and he worked with several San Gorgonio Pass graphic artists to complete the tribute this week.