Thursday, September 13, 2012

The dog heroes of 9/11

This was sent to me in an email and I was so touched by all the sweet faces that I had to share it with you.

Nearly 100 rescue dogs worked at the World Trade Center eleven years ago. Only a handful of the hardworking dogs are still left.
Moxie came from Winthrop Mass with her trainer on 9/11 and worked for 8 days.

 Tara also came from Massachusetts and worked for 8 days with her handler.


Kaiser came from Indiana and searched tirelessly for those trapped in the rubble.

 Bretagne and his owner Denise Corliss came from Texas and stayed for ten days.

Guinness came from California with his owner Sheila McKee and worked 11 days.

Merlyn and his handler worked on the rubble pile for five nights.

Abigail worked with her handler for 10 days after the collapse.

Hoke and her handler came from Denver Colorado and worked for 5 days.

These pictures and many others were made for a book commemorating 9/11 and the rescue dogs and handlers who worked so hard in the aftermath. The book is called Retrieved by Charlotte Dumas.

15 comments:

Sparrow chic said...

I loved all of the faces. Such wonderful hard working animals. And loyal!

The Owl Wood said...

Man's best friend.

Captain Shagrat said...

Amazing pics of these special working dogs. Clever you to bring the book and story to our attention. My motto live life love a labrador

Pearl said...

Truly man's best friend.

What noble faces...

Pearl

Buttercup said...

Love these pictures. Still grateful for all that people and dogs contributed after September 11.

Linda said...

What a beautiful tribute to some wonderful dog heroes. This is one of the most beautiful tributes I have seen. Thank you so much for making my day. Sending you warm hugs.

Barbara Blundell said...

What lovely dogs and what wonderful work they did
Thank you for showing them

Crafty Green Poet said...

what brave and handsome dogs

Linda Starr said...

Oh my goodness, thanks to those rescue dogs and to their owners too for their efforts to save those trapped.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Bless their hearts. I'm glad to know there is a book to pay tribute to these heroes!

xo jj

Captain Shagrat said...

Came back for a second view, I feel attached to that black and white photo somehow. Not enough recognition in my book but their handlers have it in spades no doubt. Lovely thought provoking post sparrow

Kittie Howard said...

My eyes welled up. So trusting. Such hard workers. They contributed so much. Thank you for this beautiful post.

John Gray said...

I am a hardened nurse.. but one glimpse of these boys and gals and I am mush!

Linda Myers said...

Heroes, every one of them. The handlers and their dogs.

Tiffany Anne said...

Great post and beautiful dog pictures. I can't help but wonder if they got paid in treats.