While you remember the 2,976 victims who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, please take a moment to think of the 300 search dogs of 911 who proved that they were indeed man’s best friend.
The Search And Rescue Hero Dogs Of 911
The 911 dogs or “hero dogs” as they were nicknamed, searched day and night after the 9/11 terrorist attacks for survivors. And when there was no one else left to rescue, the 911 search dogs then helped recover remains.
The World Trade Center was a toxic and dangerous environment. As a result, the 911 dogs suffered many of the same health complications as the rescue workers.
The 911 Dogs: Gone But Not Forgotten
Because of the toxic area that they worked while trying to rescue survivors and recover bodies, health issues caused many of the 911 dogs to pass on before their time. Please don’t forget to include these unsung four-legged heroes in your remembrance of September 11th.