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Dog Heroes of September 11th (Breeders' Best Series)

Dog Heroes of September 11th (Breeders' Best Series)

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by Nona Kilgore Bauer, Isabelle Francais (Photographer)

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Library Journal
Some of the most vivid and memorable scenes from the events and aftermath of 9/11 involve search-and-rescue teams painstakingly making their way through the rubble of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Dog Heroes pays tribute to the canine/human teams that did this selfless work. At the heart of award-winning writer Bauer's book are three chapters: "The World Trade Center," "The Pentagon," and "The Fresh Kills Landfill." Each of the 77 canine heroes featured appears on a two-page spread, with a narrative of its contributions and accompanying color photos. There are explanatory chapters on the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (NDSDF), FEMA certification, and the search and rescue canine. The book closes with information on the veterinary care these canine heroes have received and a health study addressing the short- and long-term effects of involvement in a recovery of this magnitude. This book will touch the soul; highly recommended for public libraries, regardless of their size. [The publisher is donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book to the NDSDF.-Ed.]-Edell M. Schaefer, Brookfield P.L., WI Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal

Adult/High School
This oversize pictorial work profiles various canines; color photos on every page show them at work. Comments from the owners describe the dogs and what they did. Many individuals mention how hard it was for the animals not to find survivors, but what a comfort their presence was for the many firefighters and other rescue workers on the scene. Besides searching at the World Trade Center and at the Pentagon, dogs were used to locate remains at the Fresh Kills Landfill site. The book also has information about dog search and rescue and FEMA certification. A compelling browsing item that will attract teens.
—Teri TitusCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

i5 Publishing
Publication date:
Breeders' Best Series
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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Dog Heroes of September 11th 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a person who volunteers to help the handlers train their dogs, everyone should know that these people are all volunteers, they don't get paid for doing this. They train with the other dog handlers and their dogs that are on the team, on their own time, before work, after work, weekends, hot weather, rain, cold weather, whenever they get time. Almost everyone that I train with has been to a major disaster here in the US. Oklahoma City, the space shuttle that blew up over Texas, the earthquake in California in 1994, Katrina, and 9-11. They are dedicated, passionate people, they seek no glory or fame, they are just helping the people of this planet, no matter your race, religion, language there is always a team ready to be deployed where they are needed. It may be for a day, a week or more. The dogs come in every breed, size, and color. They are dogs that are friendly, playful, yet they know when they have a job to do. Not only do they search for people in dangerous situations but they also bring comfort to the first responders when they are tired, worn, feeling hopeless and at times helpless. Just sitting quitely with them, laying down and resting their heads on their laps, they bring more comfort then you'll ever know. This book shows the love the handlers have for their dogs, and all the dogs want in return, is to play with a toy, lick someones face, play and be a dog when they are done working. Wonderful book to have and to give as a gift.
shoffsenfuego More than 1 year ago
This book is incredible..It just arrived today and I read it from cover to cover. It not only pays tribute to the K-9's but their handlers as well, reading about the handlers dedicated contribution warmed my soul...not only because a very dear old friend was featured in the book but because this was a side of the 911 tragedy that I had no knowledge of..I am more proud of my friend today for his participation in the recovery efforts than he could ever imagine. My most sincere admiration and respect goes out to Fernando Fernandez and Gerry. Rosa Hidalgo-Medina (Shoffner)
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book shows just how important dogs were during this devistating and hard time. It also shows just how smarts dogs are at doing amazing things!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Take it from someone who has given this as a gift: They will cherish it! For anyone you know who loves dogs....has a Black Lab, Yellow Lab, or a Golden...or a Rottweiler ...a German Shepherd... a Border Collie or any intelligent, working breed... This book shows all of the rescue dogs used at The Pentagon, or in Manhattan on September 11, 2001. Your heart will swell with admiration and pride when you read the stories of the dogs who worked tirelessly to help humanity during its darkest moments. Buy a copy for yourself first, then buy copies for gifts. Keep an extra copy on hand. You won't regret it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this book at Barnes and Noble, I only saw a few pages but from what I saw was awesome and I would Highly recomend this book