@ClaysandBirds | 2,874 followers
Every year as we move away from the events of 9/11, I find the images of the towers falling don’t impact the way they use to. I now try to focus on individual stories from that day to help remind me of the emotions I felt. This year I want to focus on the dogs of 9/11

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In reply to @ClaysandBirds
Roughly 300 Search and Rescue dogs were deployed to ground zero. Only 100 were equipped to handle what they encountered. Most SAR dogs weren’t trained to handle large scale operations or urban environments. 9/11 rewrote the training guide for SAR dogs
 
In reply to @ClaysandBirds
I have nothing to promote. Many of your local Search and Rescue organizations aren’t paid and need donations. GPS collars, food, gear, and gas are a few of their expenses. Here is the New England group nek9sar.org/donate/
 
I'm not crying. You're crying.
 
Thinking of New York today. Everyone who lost someone that day. Everyone who was there and witnessed the horrors of that day. And everyone who has passed since because of the effects of that day. This thread also remembers all the brave K-9 unit dogs. #NeverForget911
 
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This is Omar Rivera and his seeing eye dog Salty. They escaped the North Tower just minutes before collapse. Omar tried twice to set Salty free so he could get out safely, but Salty refused to leave his human behind. #September11 pic.twitter.com/z3z7hxe8Nv
 
미국의 9/11 추모글들이 많이 올라온 어제. 무척 인상적인 이 타래는 9/11 사태에 활약한 구조견들에 대한 이야기. 사람뿐 아니라 많은 개들이 인명구조에 목숨을 걸었다. 죽은 소방사 두명을 발견후 밥을 안먹을 정도로 충격받아 은퇴해야했다는 한 구조견의 이야기가 가슴 아프게 다가온다.
 
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There was an error in this thread I need to correct. While I tried to research every photo, the photo of Appollo is actually of officer Lemma & Felix. It seems Appollo’s wikipedia page used the wrong photo. Lemma’s daughter @lemma_nade reached out to me. Here they both are pic.twitter.com/8wpA93AiOz
 
This thread.
What did we ever do to be blessed with dogs.

 
In reply to @ClaysandBirds
Heard a story that so many dogs were despondent over finding so many dead bodies, after being trained to find live victims. Breaks my heart. Truly, can never forget.
 
In reply to @ClaysandBirds
Thank you for this, although you’ve made me tear up, dogs are amazing creatures. They love unconditionally, and serve in the same manner. My girl will be getting extra love today. pic.twitter.com/uIqpg5aKM6
 
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We don’t deserve dogs.
 
In reply to @ClaysandBirds
Brava, Bretagne, the last-surviving 9/11 dog, getting a hero’s exit in 2016. pic.twitter.com/C6J3SEX2EK
 
In reply to @ClaysandBirds
Eagle rock reservation in North Jersey has a great memorial site for the dogs pic.twitter.com/x85iQbEvkg
 
A few days after the event i remember hearing stories about how sad the dogs had gotten because they hadn't found many (if any) survivors. I read that their handlers staged rescues for them so they could find living people. That always stuck with me.
 
Why do I adopt old and sick dogs?
This is why.
Great thread. Thank you for posting this today.
 
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I don’t know his name but here is another good boy pic.twitter.com/lWtNdQpYJo
 
 
Lean este hilo (pueden ir traduciendo si no leen inglés). Es la historia de los perros del SAR (search and rescue) que estuvieron ahí el 9-11.
Definitivamente, la combinación hombre-perro es la mejor que dieron miles y miles de años de evolución.
 
In reply to @ClaysandBirds
Maybe if I had read this thread on a day other than today I wouldn't have cried. Maybe. But I doubt it. Such very good dogs.
 
This thread is everything #NeverForget911 💙🐶
 
 
In reply to @ClaysandBirds
Thank you for this post. I am a long time volunteer for the @searchdogfdn who trained some of these dogs. We will never forget the bravery shown by these dogs and their handlers. 🇺🇸
 
 
Większość psów, które brały udział w akcji ratunkowej podczas 9/11 zmarła na raka. Podobnie jak mundurowi ratownicy. Czy wiecie,że psy były tak przygnębione odnajdowaniem tylko zwłok a nie żywych ludzi,że opiekunowie,aby zachęcić je do dalszych poszukiwań,udawali odkrycia żywych.
 
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finally cooled down enough to be able to open doors in the morning. Sirens are blaring and the neighborhood dogs are barking...and my eyes and heart are flooding once again. #NeverForget #NotAllHeroesWearCapes #Dogsof911 pic.twitter.com/e9FLADMYhF
 
In reply to @ClaysandBirds
I think @dog_rates should bestow some 15/10s over here....
 
 
 
Please read this thread. ♥️♥️♥️
 
I had the thought this morning that I’d like to see a thread of 9/11 rescue dogs and you know what, “like to see” doesn’t quite cover the range of emotions this hits… be prepared.
 
I challenge anyone to get through this thread without emotion.
 
In reply to @ClaysandBirds
Thank you for showcasing these wonderful dogs, and telling their stories. We really don't deserve dogs, but I am thankful that we have them.
 
Fuck sake got half way through the thread and I’m balling why are they such precious beings 😭 good boys xx
 
Wonderful thread.
Thank you so much for creating and sharing it.
 
 
In reply to @ClaysandBirds
all of the dogs i worked with last summer were named after the SAR dogs from 9/11 and post-9/11 and they all live up to their namesakes.
 
I'm not crying, you're crying. Just a reminder that we don't deserve dogs. Please remember the bestest doggos ❤️
 
 
This thread. 😭 Thank you for making this.
 
Wow this thread.

We really don't deserve dogs.
 
 
In reply to @ClaysandBirds
If reading about these dogs doesn’t bring tears to your eyes, you ain’t human.....
 
 
We talk of the humans lost on 9/11 spare a thought for these beautiful dogs who lost their lives in the line of duty in the twin towers
 
In reply to @ClaysandBirds
Thank you for sharing this.
 
 
 
This is the best thread on twitter dot com today.
 
 
And this thread....we don't deserve dogs, we don't. ❤️💕 twitter.com/ClaysandBirds/…
 
Some Heroes have paws 🐾🐾
Here are some stories of the "dogs of 9/11"
They have all left us but their spirit & courage lives on

I'm not crying, you're crying!

#NeverForget
#September11
#HeroDogs
 
This is a beautiful tribute to the Search and Rescue dogs of 9/11. Grab your Kleenex and take a moment to appreciate these four-legged heroes (and their handlers) who worked tirelessly to save lives. #NeverForget
 
The Very Goodest of all the Very Good Dogs
(a thread)
 
This thread is incredible 😭
 
This is just a gem of a thread
 
This thread just laid me to waste. Oh man
 
In reply to @ClaysandBirds
Dogs. Nothing else needs to be said.
 
In reply to @ShannonMossTV
Meanwhile, this thread has turned me into a blubbering mess.... twitter.com/claysandbirds/…
 
As we remember the tragic events of #September11 18 years ago. Take a minute out of your day to read this thread about just some of the K9’s that assisted that day and the weeks that followed. #NeverForget #911Anniversary
 
We don't deserve dogs Wonderful, moving thread.
 
In reply to @ClaysandBirds
Thank you for these wonderful pictures. I hope everyone will look through them. Our world would be so sad without dogs. Adopt a shelter dog today in honor of 9/11.
 
 
 
Incredible thread here about the dogs of 9/11. #NeverForget
 
This thread is full of good boys.
 
Dogs are heroes too. ❤️🐾
 
In reply to @ClaysandBirds
Tonight from Brooklyn — in honor of all those lost, and the loved ones who waited for their return pic.twitter.com/Qva9lbQWTb
 
so many good boys & girls.
 
Awesome doggos helping humans in the aftermath of 9-11🐕❤👇🏻
 
Dogs on 9/11. See thread.
 
In reply to @ClaysandBirds
Many thanks. All dogs go to heaven. How do I know? Because it wouldn't be heaven without them.
 
*sobs*

Dogs 😭

No one should have to go through any of this, but I’m crying in the Starbucks right now because dogs try so hard, SO HARD, to do whatever we ask of them and I love them all so much.

I don’t understand a lot about what happened at 9/11, but dogs 😭😭😭
 
Dogs are fucking brilliant best furry little fuckers around, rest easy
 
 
This is the best thread on the internet. ❤️ thank you for sharing.
 
Honestly these dogs and their handlers were among the best of us - working tirelessly to save the living and give families closure.
 
Thread that is worth looking over immediately.
 
On this day, as we celebrate the brave men and women who risked and lost their lives, we’d also like to recognize the amazing service dogs who contributed to searching in the aftermath
 
I couldn't get through this without crying a little.
 
This thread.
Oyibo really pass us. ❤️
 
I always think of the rescue dogs 🐶....humans don’t deserve them....they’re what we should be like ❤️
 
Heroes. Absolute heroes.
 
Meet the furry heroes from 9/11🇺🇸The Search and Rescue Dogs❤️
 
Pause for a moment to remember the Rescue Dogs of 9/11.

Patterns were distributed, for people to make booties, as the rubble, glass, & acid tore into their paws. Booties wore out quickly

Dogs suffered the same PTSD trauma as 1st Responders. They would not give up

#OneVoice1
 
 
This thread damn near brought a tear to the eye. Talk about unsung heroes. Clap for the doggos.
 
Sometime in the intervening years, Search & Rescue dogs started getting better protective equipment.

It’s jarring to remember they all searched the rubble in bare paws & no goggles.
 
This thread ♥️♥️♥️
 
Vital and emotional thread
 
Thread 9/11 dogs 🙏🏼❤️
 
read this thread if u wanna cry today
 
This thread is excellent.
 
In reply to @TrinityNYC
twitter.com/ClaysandBirds/… 911で活躍したワンコたちのスレッドです、、😭既出かもしれませんが、シェアします✨
 
This is one of the most beautiful series of stories I’ve ever read. Heartfelt and inspiring. #Dogs are a blessing, as are all animals. #911remembered
 
If this thread from yesterday doesn’t make you tear up a bit, you’re not human.
 
 
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