In August 2007, the CANISAR team deployed to the devastating earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter Scale in Peru. The two member SAR team was deployed accompanied by two canines. CANISAR worked in the area of Pisco for days clearing streets and buildings and recovering cadavers. The handlers and their dogs worked closely with international teams including SAR teams out of Spain, Colombia, Bolivia and Peru itself. In addition to the SAR component, the team also provided emergency drinking water for the affected people in the area.