Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Heroes of September 11

The following was forwarded to me from a friend, but I needed to share with all of you.

Nearly 100 dogs worked at the Trade Center 11 years ago. Only 13 are left. Meet the remaining heroes of 9/11/2001.

Moxie, from Winthrop, Massachusetts, arrived with her handler, Mark Aliberti, at the World Trade Center on the evening of September 11 and searched the site for eight days.

Tara,  from Ipswich, Massachusetts, arrived at the World Trade Center on the night of the 11th. She and her handler Lee Prentiss were there for eight days.

Kaiser,  pictured at home  in Indianapolis, Indiana, was deployed to the World Trade Center on September 11 and searched tirelessly for survivors in the rubble.

Bretagne and his partner Denise Corliss from Cypress, Texas, arrived at Ground Zero on September 17, remaining for ten days.

Guinness,  from Highland, California, started work at Ground Zero with Sheila McKee on the morning of September 13 and was deployed at the site for 11 days.

Merlyn and his handler Matt Claussen were deployed to Ground Zero on September 24, working the night shift for five days.

Red,  from Annapolis, Maryland, with Heather Roche were at the Pentagon from September 16th until the 27th as part of the Bay Area Recovery Canines.

Abigail was deployed on the evening of September 17, searching for 10 days.

Tuff arrived in New York at 11:00 PM on the day of the attack to start working early the next morning.

Hoke and handler Julie Noyes were deployed to the World Trade Center from their home in Denver, Colorado, on September 24 and searched for five days.

Scout and another unknown dog lie amidst the rubble at Ground Zero, just two of nearly 100 search and rescue animals who helped search.

Following the September 11th attacks, nearly 100 loyal search and rescue dogs and their handlers searched for survivors and remains. Dutch photographer Charlotte Dumas has captured the stories of the remaining dogs in a book called Retrieved which was published on the tenth anniversary of the attacks.


Casey said...

Thank you for sharing their pictures and their stories. We salute you, brave doggies!

SissySees said...

Tears. Such brave, wonderful dogs and their handlers! Thanks for the reminder, Sue.

Nichole said...

What a wonderful tribute :)

Ruby said...

Life without dogs, is no life at all.



Kerry said...

Oh gosh, I get teary every time I think about those dogs. Heroes, all.

The Heartbeats said...

Their muzzles are greying... precious babies.

Mamma Heartbeat

kathy b said...

Thank you so much for sharing these incredible dog's efforts with us. THey are heroes for certain.

scotsmad said...

We dogs are always ready to help.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Marjie said...

I'm sure these rescuers, in addition to helping find victims, brought great comfort to the people around them. This is a wonderful post.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Beautiful pups
Benny & Lily

Mitch and Molly said...

Such special and heroic pups! What a wonderful post, Sue!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

parlance said...

A wonderful post. So sad.

charlie girl said...

A great post thank you. I recently listened to the book, The Scent of the Missing. The handler really went into what it takes to become a handler and what it takes for the dogs. These dogs are amazing!

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