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9/11 Remembered - Honoring The Heroic Dogs

After the World Trade Center attacks, 13 Search Dog Foundation teams were deployed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help search for survivors. These teams offered hope in a world that felt somber and hopeless. As we remember the human rescuers and the thousands of victims of 9/11, let’s also pay tribute to these heroic dogs.


Appollo was the first search and rescue dog on site after the collapse of the World Trade Center September 11, 2001. Appollo and his handler, Police k-9 officer Peter Davis, received the Langden Sarter award from the American Kennel Club. A cheque for $400,000 was given to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for studies of the health affects on dogs due to exposure to the World Trade Center site. (Photo by George Best/Getty Images)


Porkchop, a one-year-old search and rescue dog is comforted by Erick Robertson while receiving a dehydration intravenous treatment, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals mobile clinic just outside ground zero. Both have been working at the World Trade Center site since Sunday. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett)


Debra Tosch, executive director of the Search Dog Foundation, and her partner Abby searching at Ground Zero


Firefighter Marc Valentine plays tug-of-war with his dog, Val, a search dog trained by the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation. Val was deployed to look for survivors after the attacks on the World Trade Center. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)


Guide dog Roselle yawns as her owner Michael Hingson speaks at an awards luncheon January 9, 2002 in Garden City, NY. Roselle received an award for leading Hingson, who is blind, down 78 floors from the World Trade Center on September 11. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)


James Symington and his German Shepherd, Trakr, searching through rubble at the World Trade Center collapse site on Sept. 13, 2001. Trakr and his handler, a retired Canadian police officer, were among the first search and rescue teams to arrive at Ground Zero after the attacks. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)


Cowboy, a black-and-white Border Collie searches for victims in the rubble of  New York’s World Trade Center. Scientists have studied the health of search and rescue dogs that have searched through debris at ground zero, and surprisingly, have found no sign of major illness in the animals. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)


Abby, a black Labrador is trained to lead rescue teams to trapped victims in disaster areas, including the World Trade Center site.


Black Labrador retriever search and rescue dog, Jake, near the World Trade Center, Sept. 22, 2001. Jake, who helped search the rubble following the Sept. 11 attacks and later worked Hurricane Katrina, died Wednesday, July 25, 2007. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)


Scott Shields, gives his rescue dog “Bear” water from a bottle at the World Trade Center disaster site Sept. 13, 2001. The North Shore Animal League America has offered to pay medical bills and provide lifetime care for Bear, the famous search dog that suffers from ailments his owner says were incurred during recovery work at the World Trade Center site. (AP Photo/Beth A. Keiser, File )

Hooey and Hatton

Labrador puppies Hoey (L) and Hatton, named in honor of victims Patrick Hoey and Lenny Hatton who died in the September 11, 2001 attacks, are pictured on the grounds of the Pentagon near Washington, June 28, 2011. The puppies are part of the Transportation and Security Administration Puppy Program where young dogs are raised to be used as future bomb sniffers at air cargo facilities nationwide. (REUTERS/Jason Reed)

Rescue Dog

A rescue dog is transported out of the debris of the World Trade Center, September 15, 2001. (REUTERS/HO/U.S. Navy Photo by Journalist 1st Class Preston Keres)

An Officer and His Dog

An officer and his dog take a much needed rest September 18, 2001 after search duty at the World Trade Center site. (REUTERS/Pool/Ryan Remiorz)

Based on a story by news.yahoo


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    This made me tear up, especially reading about...that guided that blind man down