This is the first major publication to salute the canines that served America in the recovery missions following the terrorists' strikes on America. A testament to man's best friend and his most critical role in American history, this book pays tribute to 78 canine heroes and their handlers, retelling their heart-stirring stories and photographically capturing many defining moments of the days that followed September 11th, 2001. Nona Kilgore Bauer, an award-winning canine journalist and author, interviewed the handlers who participated in the recovery efforts at the World Trade Centre, the Pentagon and the Fresh Kills Landfill, the site to which the remains of the fallen towers were transported. In addition to paying tribute to the dog-and-handler teams that were deployed after the attacks, Kennel Club Books supports the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation in its mission to produce certified search and rescue teams to protect America. A portion of the proceeds of this book will benefit the NDSDF.
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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 Titus, San Mateo County Library, CA
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Book Description Kennel Club Books, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111593789998