Abigail the dog and Debra Tosch were deployed on the evening of September 17 at the World Trade Center and then searching for 10 days

Abigail the dog and Debra Tosch were deployed on the evening of September 17 at the World Trade Center and then searching for 10 days

Roselle, the 9/11 Hero and Guide Dog, who led her blind owner and others down 78 flights of stairs in Tower One of the World Trade Center moments before it collapsed. Roselle passed away at 13 years of age. - For more, visit http://www.pinterest.com/AliceWrenn/

Roselle, the 9/11 Hero and Guide Dog, who led her blind owner and others down 78 flights of stairs in Tower One of the World Trade Center moments before it collapsed. Roselle passed away at 13 years of age. - For more, visit http://www.pinterest.com/AliceWrenn/

SALTY & ROSELLE (2002)    Salty and Roselle were both Golden Labrador guide dogs that were awarded the medal for being loyal at the side of their blind owners. They courageously led them down over 70 flights of stairs in the World Trade Centre and then to a place of safety following the terrorist attack on 9/11.

SALTY & ROSELLE (2002) Salty and Roselle were both Golden Labrador guide dogs that were awarded the medal for being loyal at the side of their blind owners. They courageously led them down over 70 flights of stairs in the World Trade Centre and then to a place of safety following the terrorist attack on 9/11.

Merlyn from Otis, CO.  I love his name, it suits him! Photo Series Captures The Quiet Dignity Of Search And Rescue Dogs That Served During 9/11

Photo Series Captures The Quiet Dignity Of Search And Rescue Dogs That Served During 9/11

Merlyn from Otis, CO. I love his name, it suits him! Photo Series Captures The Quiet Dignity Of Search And Rescue Dogs That Served During 9/11

Orion a 9/11 rescue  & search dog

Moving Portraits of 9/11 Dogs, 10 Years Later

During the chaos of the 9/11 attacks, where almost 3,000 people died, nearly 100 loyal search and rescue dogs and their brave owners scoured Ground Zero for survivors. Now, ten years on, just 12 of these heroic canines survive, and they have been commemorated in a touching series of portraits entitled 'Retrieved'

The 9/11 rescue dogs: Portraits of the last surviving animals who scoured Ground Zero one decade on

During the chaos of the 9/11 attacks, where almost 3,000 people died, nearly 100 loyal search and rescue dogs and their brave owners scoured Ground Zero for survivors. Now, ten years on, just 12 of these heroic canines survive, and they have been commemorated in a touching series of portraits entitled 'Retrieved'

9-11 hero dogs - recently retired dogs who assisted with the search and rescue operation on 9-11

9-11 hero dogs - recently retired dogs who assisted with the search and rescue operation on 9-11

The first search and rescue dog on the scene of the World Trade Center disaster on September 11. 2001, was Bear, an 11 year old Golden Retriever. He began recovery efforts immediately, working 18 hour days in the beginning.  Rest in Peace, Bear.

The first search and rescue dog on the scene of the World Trade Center disaster on September 11. 2001, was Bear, an 11 year old Golden Retriever. He began recovery efforts immediately, working 18 hour days in the beginning. Rest in Peace, Bear.

World Trade Center, New York September, 21, 2001 — FEMA’s Urban Search and Rescue teams search for survivors amongst the wreckage of the World Trade Center while a rescue dog takes a needed break.    (Andrea Booher / FEMA News Photo)

World Trade Center, New York September, 21, 2001 — FEMA’s Urban Search and Rescue teams search for survivors amongst the wreckage of the World Trade Center while a rescue dog takes a needed break. (Andrea Booher / FEMA News Photo)

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