By Nona Kilgore Bauer
A testomony to man’s ally and his most crucial position in American heritage, puppy Heroes of September eleventh will pay tribute to seventy nine dogs heroes and their handlers, retelling their heart-stirring tales and photographically taking pictures many defining moments of the times that September eleven, 2001.
This outsized reward publication beneficial properties over four hundred colour pictures, many by no means obvious other than during this ebook. Nona Kilgore Bauer, who has gained a number of awards for her books on canine, interviewed all of the handlers who participated within the restoration efforts on the global exchange middle, the Pentagon, Shanksville, Penn., and the clean Kills landfill, the positioning to which continues to be from the fallen towers have been transported, and lovingly retells their tales of heroism and bravery.
In its first variation (released in 2006), puppy Heroes of September eleventh gained a variety of awards, together with ebook of the yr from the puppy Writers organization of the US, Book-of-the-Month membership, and the self reliant e-book Publishers Association.
The moment variation, multiplied with over a hundred new pages and over one hundred fifty new full-color images, provides chapters on army operating canine in Iraq and Afghanistan, the treatment canines who labored at flooring 0, the SDF’s new nationwide education heart, and post-9/11 rescue missions at domestic and in another country. a unique part, written by way of chosen September 11 handlers, will pay tributes to their dogs companions who kicked the bucket after their restoration missions.
In addition to paying tribute to the dog-and-handler groups that have been deployed after the assaults, this I-5 Press ebook helps the nationwide catastrophe seek puppy origin (SDF) in its undertaking to supply qualified seek and rescue groups to guard our complete country. A section of the proceeds of puppy Heroes of September eleventh advantages the SDF.
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They were laughing so hard at these dogs racing around, doing their body slams on each other, with the Border Collie trying to herd them all. It was very comical and such a good stress reliever for our task force. ” ANA Golden Retriever FEMA Type I, SDF RICK LEE California Task Force 7 Seven hours after the airliners crashed into the Twin Towers, Rick and Ana were on their way to New York with California Task Force 7. With teammates Randy Gross and Rob Cima and their SDF Golden Retrievers Dusty and Harley, they were among the ﬁrst USAR teams to report to Ground Zero the following day.
It was time to go to work. Most of the K-9 teams rotated on twelve-hour work shifts, assigned to designated areas around the site or on the pile. The dogs worked without leashes or collars as they scaled huge mountains of debris, clambered across the twisted steel beams and crawled into voids and dark spaces, searching for survivors. They also worked “barefoot” without booties because they are trained to use their feet and toes for traction. Safety workers and FDNY ﬁreﬁghters accompanied each working team to rescue any survivors found by the dogs.
I would be tired and exhausted, and she was bouncing off the walls with energy. “The ﬁreﬁghters were amazed at the K-9s’ skill level. They had no idea that our dogs could do these things. At one point, one of the ﬁreﬁghters warned me that we were about to cross an area that had a hot surface with smoke billowing from it. I picked Ana up and started moving on past the area he pointed out. ’ “We placed our K-9s in an unimaginable environment that tested their agility and skill level beyond their training, and they excelled above and beyond.
Dog Heroes of September 11th A Tribute to America's Search and Rescue Dogs by Nona Kilgore Bauer