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

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.

Orion a 9/11 rescue  & search dog

Moving Portraits of 9/11 Dogs, 10 Years Later

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.

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.

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.

Merlyn and his handler Matt Claussen were deployed to Ground Zero on September 24, working the night shift for five days

Merlyn and his handler Matt Claussen were deployed to Ground Zero on September 24, working the night shift for five days

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

I always say how sweet it is that my lil Buttercup trust me with her life. She's my Best Friend till the end!

I always say how sweet it is that my lil Buttercup trust me with her life. She's my Best Friend till the end!

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