Nearly 100 dogs worked at the trade center ten years ago; only 12 are
left. THESE OLD WONDERFUL FACES SAY IT ALL...
These are the surviving dogs that worked the trade center that are still alive
butretired, they are heroes too, their eyes say everything you need to know
aboutthem. Just amazing creatures True heroes of 9/11 still with us today...
Moxie (above), 13, from Winthrop , Massachusetts , arrived with her handler,
Mark Aliberti, at the World Trade Center on theevening of September 11 and
searched the site for eight days.
Tara, 16, from Ipswich, Massachusetts , arrived at theWorld Trade Center on
the night of the 11th. The dog and her handler Lee Prentiss were there for eight
Kaiser, 12, pictured at home in Indianapolis, Indiana, was deployedto the
World Trade Center on September 11 and searched tirelessly forpeople in the
Bretagne and his owner Denise Corliss from Cypress, Texas, arrived at the
site in New York on September 17, remaining there for ten days.
Guinness, 15, from Highland , California , started work at the site with
Sheila McKeeon the morning of September 13 and was deployed at the site for 11
Merlyn and his handler Matt Claussen were deployed to Ground Zero on
September 24, working the night shift for five days.
Red, 11, from Annapolis , Maryland , went with Heather Roche to the Pentagon
from September 16 until the 27 as part of the Bay Area Recovery Canines.
Abigail, above, was deployed on the evening of September 17,searching for 10
days while Tuff arrived in New York at 11:00pm on the day of attack to start
working early the next day.
Handler Julie Noyes and Hoke were deployed tothe World Trade Center from
their home in Denveron September 24 and searched for five days.
Scout and another unknown dog lie among the rubble at Ground Zero,just two of
nearly 100 search and rescue animals who helped to search for survivors. During
the chaos of the 9/11 attacks, where almost 3,000 people died, nearly 100 loyal
search and rescue dogs and their braveowners scoured Ground Zero for survivors.
Now, ten years on, just 12 of these heroic canines survive and they have been
commemorated in a touching series of portraits entitled 'Retrieved'.The dogs
worked tirelessly to search for anyone trapped alive in the rubble,along with
countless emergency service workers and members of the public. Traveling across
nine states in the U.S. from Texas to Maryland, Dutchphotographer Charlotte
Dumas, 34, captured the remaining dogs in their twilight years in their homes
where they still live with their handlers, a full decade on from 9/11.
Their stories have now been compiled in a book, calledRetrieved. Noted for her
touching portraits of animals, especially dogs Charlotte wanted 'Retrieved' to
mark not only the anniversary of theSeptember 2001 attacks, but also as
recognition for some of the firstresponders and their dogs.
' I felt this was a turning point, especially for thedogs, who although are not
forgotten, are not as prominent as the human stories involved,' explained
Charlotte, who splits her time between NewYork and Amsterdam.
'They speak to us as a different species and animals are greatly important for
our sense of empathy and to put things into perspective.'