C.A.R.C.A. is officially investigating allegations that a recently displaced Avalanche rescue dog and handler team are responsible for planting a story in the Calgary Herald that C.A.R.C.A. is a fictitious group. We feel that, if this proves to be true, that this desperate act to protect an inferior practice from impending obsolescence to be both unethical and irresponsible. CARCA, is still very real and maintaining a group of dedicated Feline-centric Avalanche Rescue Teams. Please share this official response with those who may have been concerned about their safety and cancelled their plans to travel to the backcountry this winter due to the false rumors that we were a “fictitious organization” We thank our members for their continued support while we work toward resolving this issue.