Last year on 9/11 we praised the work of the rescue dogs who worked tirelessly among firefighters and police to help find the missing and the deceased.
This year, we’d like to remember the work of therapy dogs both during that time and in the months and years after 9/11.
|Therapy dog at Walter Reed|
The New York Daily News reported that “381 therapy dogs and their handlers…worked seemingly endless days at Pier 94 and consoled brigades of police officers, firefighters and workers at Ground Zero.
Their tireless work after 9/11 helped raise the bar on their therapeutic roles, opening a whole new realm of opportunities to comfort people affected by disaster.”
To all the therapy dogs and their handlers who made such heartbreaking work more tolerable...thank you.
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