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Renee Coppolo
Renee Coppolo • 1 year ago

Roselle and Michael. Roselle was Michael’s guide dog and was with him on the 78th Floor of the WTC on September 11th and led him to safety.

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This yellow Labrador guide dog, Roselle, was with Michael Hingson, her blind companion, on the 78th floor of the World Trade Center North Tower on September 11, 2001. Amid the chaos that ensued when American Airlines Flight 11 was flown into the building, Roselle was able to lead Michael down the flights of stairs, as they'd practiced in fire drills. Once on the ground, Roselle was able to lead not only Michael to safety but many of his sighted coworkers who were blinded by the dust cloud cre...

Roselle, Guide dog - she led her handler safely out of one of the Twin Towers on 9/. These dogs amaze me in so many ways.

Guide dogs Salty and Roselle were awarded a joint Dickin Medal "For remaining loyally at the side of their blind owners, courageously leading them down more than 70 floors of the World Trade Center and to a place of safety following the terrorist attack on New York on 11 September 2001."

Remembering September 11, 2001: Ode to the 9/11 Rescue Dogs

The lesser known of New York's canine heroes, comfort dogs, such as this golden retriever, help soothe those affected by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Similar to search-and-rescue dogs, comfort dogs travel to disaster scenes to aid relief efforts. Studies show that people experience physiological changes—such as a drop in heart rate and blood pressure—when they pet animals.

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A very calm, brave rescue dog being transported out of the debris of the World Trade Center

The first search and rescue dog on the scene of the World Trade Center disaster on September 11. 2001, was Bear, an 11 year old Golden Retriever. He began recovery efforts immediately, working 18 hour days in the beginning. Rest in Peace, Bear.

I wonder what this dog is thinking?