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Dog Blog 11 Sep 2013

The unsung heroes of 9/11

On the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York and Washington DC, we salute and remember the thousands of brave souls who risked, or in some cases lost, their lives to help those trapped or injured in the wreckage of the Twin Towers and Pentagon buildings.

Some 300 of the rescuers were dogs. Search and rescue dogs, bomb detection dogs and comfort dogs, all played a hand (or a paw) finding themselves involved in the biggest terrorist on US soil, in history.

'Dog File' website creator, New Yorker, Kenn Bell, has created the documentary 'Hero Dogs of 9/11' this will be aired on Animal Planet on US TV this week. A short video clip can be viewed here, or search YouTube for the full version. Kenn tells us in his blog that he made the video to remember the unsung heroes of 9/11 having witnessed first-hand the special relationship the rescuers had with their dogs at the ground-zero site.

Kenn's words are well worth reading and certainly brought a tear to my eye as he says, in his words..."dogs are a gift to us all, let's treat them as such.

Visit Dog Files at here

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Some of the brave 9/11 dogs. Photo credit K Bell
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