The Canine Heroes of 9/11: Dogs at Ground Zero

September 12, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
Never in the history of the United States had dogs been called upon to serve humans like they were during the devastation of the 9/11 attacks.
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people from all over the world remain touched by the images of Search and Rescue (SAR) dogs digging through the Ground Zero rubble to find survivors. About 400 dogs were deployed

Thunder searches through the rubble for victims

SAR dogs and their handlers were in New York City for weeks after the tragedy, looking for survivors, and later, for the remains of the lost buried underneath the steel and rubble.

FEMA's Urban Search and Rescue teams search for survivors amongst the wreckage of the World Trade Center.
People might not show their emotional wreckage to humans, but they did to the dogs

Rescue workers work with dogs to search for victims of the World Trade Center attacks.
When they couldn’t find any more survivors, some heroic dogs grew depressed

SAR
Workers started hiding among the twisted wreckage, under one or two steel beams, in mock rescues where the dogs would be thrilled again to find a living human.
SAR Dogs worked, were injured, patched up, and went back to work

Texas Task Force One Urban Search and Rescue team who was injured while searching in the wreckage.
SAR dogs and handlers came from all over the United States to help find survivors.

Rescue workers work with dogs to search for victims of the World Trade Center attacks.
Another unit of dogs were brought in after the 9/11
These dogs were sent specifically to provide emotional support to rescue workers suffering from trauma at the disaster site

French Urban Search and Rescue Task Force works with his Alsation to uncover survivors

American Red Cross volunteer Pat Gartman puts boots on the dog, Uno, at the V-MET tent near Ground Zero.

FEMA Urban Search and Rescue teams work to clear rubble and search for survivors at the World Trade Center.

Search and rescue after World Trade Center collaped.

Urban Search and Rescue hunt through rubble for survivors

Billy and owner search through the rubble for victims of the September 11 terrorist attack.

Firefighters and canine rescue workers stand amid piles of rubble from the collapsed World Trade Center.

Colorado Task Force One member Ann Wickman and her canine counterpart Jenner skirt a mountainous pile of rubble at the site of the collapsed World Trade Center.

Rescue dog gets treated by a medical team specially trained to care for the canine patrol.

FEMA's Urban Search and Rescue teams search for survivors amongst the wreckage of the World Trade Center.

Jenner and Hoke, members of Colorado Task Force-1 get some rest after working to find victims at Ground Zero.

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