alldogs: This weekend marks the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. While the focus of most media is on the tragic events of that terrible day, Yahoo News ran a poignant slideshow featuring some of the 13 canine members of the Search Dog Foundation who searched for victims for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. These teams offered hope in a world that felt bleak and hopeless — even if all they might find were remains that would help give families closure.
We remember and honor the human rescuers and the thousands of victims of 9/11, we can do the same for these heroic dogs. Head to the Yahoo News page to see the complete slideshow.
*In the above photo, border collie Cowboy searches for victims in the rubble of the Twin Towers. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
*Debra Tosch and her search-and-rescue partner, Abby, searching at the World Trade Center disaster site.
*Erick Robertson comforts his year-old search-and-rescue dog, Porkchop, as he receives intravenous fluids for dehydration after working four days to find victims of the World Trade Center attack. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett)
*A very calm, brave rescue dog being transported out of the debris of the World Trade Center. (Reuters/HO/U.S. Navy Photo by Journalist First Class Preston Keres)