Today, Fuzzy Friday honors the unspoken heroes of 9/11, the approximately 300 service and rescue dogs that worked tirelessly for days on end with officers of the NYPD, FDNY, and countless rescue organizations, who responded to Ground Zero following the attacks. Today, due to old age or health complications, most of the dogs that assisted in the rescue and recovery of 9/11 have passed away. To all 300 of those courageous canines who risked their lives, burrowing, jumping, digging, twisting, and turning through the asbestos mangled iron and steel wreckage of what the attacks left behind, relentlessly searching for survivors and remains of the departed, we salute you and we thank you.
Let today’s Fuzzy Friday post honor their sacrifice, their bravery, their immeasurable contribution to the rescue effort. The dogs at Ground Zero gave everything they had as long as they could. They worked day and night, finding those still trapped under the ruble, recovering the remains of those lost in the tragedy, and providing companionship and unending love and support to some of America’s finest heroes of the NYPD, FDNY, and all the rescue and recovery teams who responded after the attacks on. Today we pay tribute to those fearless fuzzy friends, who answered the call, gave it their all, and forever will be remembered as true heroes of 9/11.
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