Thursday, September 10, 2015

9/11/2001 We Will Never Forget

I am dedicating my post today to Porkchop who crossed the bridge in 2012 and all the rescue dogs and trainers who are so brave.

We have received word that the last surviving 9/11 Search & Rescue Dog has died. Porkchop was only one year old when he heroically aided the search at Ground Zero. 
After the World Trade Center attacks, 13 Search Dog Foundation teams were deployed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help search for survivors. These teams offered hope in a world that felt somber and hopeless.  Over the intervening dozen years, the dogs have passed away from old age.  Porkchop was the last.
 In this photo from 2001, Porkchop is comforted by Erick Robertson while receiving a dehydration intravenous treatment on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals mobile clinic just outside Ground Zero. Both have been working at the World Trade Center site since Sunday. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett)
 For more information on the heroic search dogs of 9/11, see 9/11 Remembered: Honoring the Heroic Dogs
God Bless America!
Anne and Ziggy


The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

What a wonderful tribute!!!
Aunt Dory, Uncle Bilbo, Uncle Jakey and Uncle Arty

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
A fitting and heartfelt post Ziggy - a veteran indeed! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Samantha said...

Aww Porkchop! Bless his heart. He's running in heaven now.

easyweimaraner said...

My thoughts are with Porkchop and all that heroes with two or four legs who were there to help. And I'm sad with the families of the victims today...

Cowspotdog said...

thank you for sharing - we too will never forget and always remember.

Angels Amber and Max DaWeenie and Mom said...

So many wonderful dogs are remembered today from 9/11 and I know they're still watching over us from the Bridge.

Idaho PugRanch said...

Pork Chop was a hero along with many others. thanks for sharing his story Ziggy
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

My Mind's Eye said...

Oh Ziggy what a wonderful post in honor of Porkchop.....and all his fellow S&R K9 and humans. We will never forget.
Hugs madi your cyber sis

Murphy said...

Amen to everything you said! We will always remember the real heroes of that day.

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Pee Ess - Zig, about that little surgical thingie your mom might have mentioned. It really isn't bad for the boy doggies but you should cry and limp to make your mom feel guilty and give you treats. When we got ours they just glued us and it didn't even itch so we didn't have to wear anything. So don't lick that spot!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Paws crossed and heads bowed here in silent tribute to our many heroes.

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

Two French Bulldogs said...

What a nice tribute
Lily & Edward

Duke said...

What a wonderful tribute to Porkchop and to all of the other search and rescue dogs. We will never forget.

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Ruby said...

Oh Ziggy, that was just beautifuls! Porkchop and all the other search and rescue doggies will never ever be forgotten.
Ruby ♥

Tweedles -- that's me said...

A very special tribute. We will never forget.