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News & Views January 2019 Issue

New Exhibit on the Hero Dogs of 9/11

Jin S. Lee – 9/11 Memorial & Museum

New Exhibit on the Hero Dogs of 9/11

In the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack at New York City’s World Trade Center, thousands of people arrived from all over to help in whatever ways they could. So did hundreds of dogs, who put their lives on the line digging through smoldering debris in search and rescue missions (the last living person was found in the wreckage by a dog 27 hours later) and also as cadaver dogs trained to find human remains. In addition, many worked as therapy dogs to comfort traumatized and grieving people in shock.

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