A Study of the 9/11 Search & Rescue Dogs

In the spirit of the 9-11 commemoration, we recognize the efforts of the almost 300 search-and-rescue dogs called into service following the attacks. A recently published study, funded by the AKC, evaluated 95 search and rescue canines for health issues post 9-11. Results showed these magnificent animals did NOT develop the common respiratory issues seen in many of the human responders and workers. Several of these brave dogs are still alive 10 years after the attacks on the World Trade Center:

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