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Stories of the Service Dogs of 9-11

10 Sep

So many different stories came up on the internet and other media about the dogs who served on 9-11, new books have been written, profiles of the dogs still alive who served, and the veterinarians who served the dogs that I’ve decided to just combine links to them into one big post. This will take a while to read through, and if you’re as quick to tears as I am, grab the tissues and take it slowly.

This Rin Tin Tin is a twelfth generation relative of the original puppy found on the battlefields of France during World War I.

via Rin Tin Tin rings closing bell at NYSE in honor of 9/11 dogs | The Daily Tail | Dog & Cat Stories.

 

His name was Trakr, and he was with an elite K9 Police Search and Rescue Unit. Trakr is famous because he located the last human survivor at Ground Zero.

via A Tonk’s Tail… err, Tale…: An Unusual 9/11 Tribute.

 

In her new photo book, “Retrieved,” sharpshooter Charlotte Dumas has lovingly compiled portraits of 15 search-and-rescue dogs who worked at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

via Retrieved: A New Book Featuring 9/11 Search and Rescue Dogs – Vetstreet.

 

Alongside firemen and other teams sorting through the debris, the dogs worked around the clock to locate survivors in the rubble.

via Hero dogs of 9/11 by Charlotte Dumas | The Daily Tail | Dog & Cat Stories.

 

At goodnewsforpets, we are quietly remembering the search dogs that helped.  The New York City-based American Kennel Club honors this special breed of hero.  We reposted Steve Dale’s Inside Ground Zero column and our beloved New Yorker, the late Mordecai Siegal’s Paw Prints in the Dust.  In Canine’s Role in Search and Rescue, FEMA tells us how urban search and rescue dogs are now used.

via We Remember.

 

Within hours of the collapse of the World Trade Center towers that morning, the NYPD called the AMC asking for veterinarians to come to Ground Zero and care for the dogs working there.

via 9/11: Ten Years Later « Fur the Love of Pets.

 

I don’t know how you can scroll through this gallery and not get emotional.

via Dog Heroes of September 11 | Steve Dale’s Pet World.

 

On the 10th anniversary of 9-11, a special edition of Kilgore Bauer’s book, “Dog Heroes of September 11th” (Kennel Club Books, Allenhurst, NJ; $26.95) is now available, including a foreword by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

via Never Forget 9-11 and the Search and Rescue Dogs Who Served Our Country | Steve Dale’s Pet World.

 

Whereas human searchers at Fresh Kills wore respirators and polyethylene suits; the search and rescue dogs wore nothing.

via The Health of 9/11 Search and Rescue Dogs | Petside.

Rin Tin Tin rings closing bell at NYSE in honor of 9/11 dogs

10 Sep

This Rin Tin Tin is a twelfth generation relative of the original puppy found on the battlefields of France during World War I.

via Rin Tin Tin rings closing bell at NYSE in honor of 9/11 dogs | The Daily Tail | Dog & Cat Stories.

What Happens to Military Working Dogs?

24 Aug

Until recently, it was legal and common practice to abandon or put down military working dogs, known as MWDs, at the end of their useful service.

via Pets For Patriots Blog» Featured.

Assistance Dogs: Learning New Tricks for Centuries

8 Aug

Yesterday marked the start of the third International Assistance Dog Week, which pays tribute to all the diligent canines that help people overcome their disability-related limitations.

via Assistance Dogs: Learning New Tricks for Centuries.

Stolen Special Needs Service Dog Gets Returned

25 Jul

The dog had been placed with foster owner Elizabeth Ann Flaherty, who was supposed to give it back last fall to 4 Paws For Ability.

via Stolen Special Needs Service Dog Gets Returned – Pittsburgh News Story – WTAE Pittsburgh.

The bulletproof dog that stormed bin Laden lair

18 May

The bulletproof dog that stormed bin Laden lair – Technology & science – Innovation – msnbc.com.

So how much high-tech connectivity does a dog get for $30,000 anyway?

First Private Military Working Dog Memorial West of the Mississippi

20 Apr

First Private Military Working Dog Memorial West of the Mississippi Opens at Humane Society – Business Wire – Wire – BradentonHerald.com.

There are only 8 similar memorials around the country.

Diabetic learns to train dogs to scent diabetic condition

12 Nov

I’d much rather have a dog tug on my skirt than stick myself with a needle. I hope there is more research into a dog’s capability to scent illness.

Jessica Lohry is thrilled when her dogs wake her in the middle of the night.The 29-year-old Johnston woman has been living with diabetes for more than two decades and can’t always tell when
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