September 11, 2011, was a devastating date not only for America but also for the whole world. This was the day when the 9/11 attack happened and the World Trade Center collapsed.
And believe it or not, 300 of these modern heroes are dogs.
This article will talk about some Hero Dogs of 9/11 who had saved lives. These include search and rescue dogs and also comfort dogs that were there last 2011.
Coby and Guinness
These two labrador retrievers helped in searching the collapsed World Trade Center. They found remains of people in the rubble and searched for 11 days under 12-hour shifts.
Their reward? A nap or a chew toy. They also worked tirelessly for a crowded and larger area than they were trained for.
These two angels returned home in Southern California after the search and retired at the home of their handlers.
At 18 months, this good girl became a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) search and rescue dog. Her first-ever mission? Searching through the Pentagon.
Sage searched after the attacks through the Pentagon. This canine also sniffed out and detected the terrorist’s body that had flown the American Flight 77 and crashed into the building.
Apollo and its handler, Peter Davis arrived at the location 15 minutes after the attacks. They were called to assist with the rescue operations after the 9/11 attacks.
Apollo was the first search and rescue dog that arrived after the towers collapsed. The brave dog even almost got killed with fore and falling debris while doing the operations.
Luckily it survived and continued on doing its work after its handler brushed off the debris on its body.
Trakr is a German Shepherd who was the dog who discovered the last survivor of the 9/11 attacks. The last survivor was Genelle Guzman-McMillan.
According to McMillan, she was walking downstairs in the South Tower when the building collapsed. She was trapped for 27 hours in the collapsed building and it was Trakr who alerted the firefighters about her location.
Trakr crossed the rainbow bridge last 2009 and before it died, its DNA was entered to a cloning contest by Symington. In June 2009, five clones of Trakr were born.
We don’t deserve dogs. There are a lot more stories about these four-legged heroes that helped during the 9/11 attacks. To know more about them, you can watch the video below.
Video by: Dog Files