9/11 Search and Rescue Dogs
“Dogs of 9/11” Exhibit at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum
There’s a temporary exhibit at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum honoring the hundreds of search and rescue dogs that came from all over the country to aid in the emergency operations at Ground Zero following the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
The exhibit includes one of the statues from the American Kennel Club’s DOGNY initiative. The DOGNY project featured artists creating unique designs for 100 statues of German Shepherd Dogs that were displayed throughout New York City. The statues of these search and rescue dogs were then auctioned off, raising more than three-million dollars for search and rescue organizations.
Also on display is a portrait of Sirius. This Golden Retriever was a bomb-sniffing dog for the Port Authority Police Department. His job was to search vehicles and package entering the World Trade Center. He had been working for a little more than a year with his partner Lieutenant David Lim when the planes crashed into the Towers. He is the only police dog killed in the attacks.
The dogs honored in this exhibit served as search and rescue dogs, cadaver dogs, and therapy dogs.
The exhibit can be found near the Education Center at the Memorial and Museum. It will run through the fall of 2019.
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