@ClaysandBirds | 2,565 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/
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I don’t know if you’ve seen the story of Michael Hingson and his guide dog Roselle who led him out to safety, but she was definitely a great dog 💜 akc.org/expert-advice/… pic.twitter.com/WWZ6PqPvp4
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
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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
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.
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.
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Eagle rock reservation in North Jersey has a great memorial site for the dogs pic.twitter.com/x85iQbEvkg
Why do I adopt old and sick dogs?
This is why.
Great thread. Thank you for posting this today.
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. 🇺🇸
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This was required to be posted . Thanks for sharing . My boy..... pic.twitter.com/PwVs27NC4i
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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
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.
In reply to @ClaysandBirds
I think @dog_rates should bestow some 15/10s over here....
Fuck sake got half way through the thread and I’m balling why are they such precious beings 😭 good boys xx
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.
Wonderful thread.
Thank you so much for creating and sharing it.
In reply to @ClaysandBirds
Its been 18 years. Until today I have never thought about the dogs. Thank you.
I'm not crying, you're crying. Just a reminder that we don't deserve dogs. Please remember the bestest doggos ❤️
Wow this thread.

We really don't deserve dogs.
This thread. 😭 Thank you for making this.
In reply to @ClaysandBirds
15/10 for all of them!?
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If reading about these dogs doesn’t bring tears to your eyes, you ain’t human.....
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Truly, we don’t deserve dogs. Thank you for sharing. ❤️
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My whole actual heart. We don’t deserve dogs. We just don’t.
In reply to @ClaysandBirds
Thank you for sharing this.
This is the best thread on twitter dot com today.
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
And this thread....we don't deserve dogs, we don't. ❤️💕 twitter.com/ClaysandBirds/…
This thread is incredible 😭
The Very Goodest of all the Very Good Dogs
(a thread)
In reply to @ClaysandBirds
Dogs. Nothing else needs to be said.
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!

This thread just laid me to waste. Oh man
This is just a gem of a thread
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
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.
We don't deserve dogs Wonderful, moving thread.
Incredible thread here about the dogs of 9/11. #NeverForget
Dogs are heroes too. ❤️🐾
In reply to @ClaysandBirds
OMG thank you. I’m a NYer who was here on 9/11, & though I thought I’d heard every heroic story from that day, this kind of thorough rescue/therapy dog tribute is one I’d never seen. A moving way to reflect on today. NY♥️you!
This thread! 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼❤️🇺🇸❤️🙏🏻❤️
This thread is full of good boys.

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 😭😭😭
In reply to @ClaysandBirds
Many thanks. All dogs go to heaven. How do I know? Because it wouldn't be heaven without them.
Dogs on 9/11. See thread.
so many good boys & girls.
In reply to @ClaysandBirds
Try this image... It is burned into my mind and is all I can see from 9/11... Rot in hell all of you who perpetrated this evil act... pic.twitter.com/qDVKlvq3BL
This is the best thread on the internet. ❤️ thank you for sharing.
Awesome doggos helping humans in the aftermath of 9-11🐕❤👇🏻
Honestly these dogs and their handlers were among the best of us - working tirelessly to save the living and give families closure.
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
Thread that is worth looking over immediately.
Heroes. Absolute heroes.
In reply to @ClaysandBirds
Great but sad thread. Dogs are the greatest
This thread.
Oyibo really pass us. ❤️
In reply to @ClaysandBirds
Thank you so much for sharing all of this with us. I'm in tears all over again. One thing is for sure, we don't deserve dogs, their unconditional love, their compassion and commitment. ❤
Another reminder that we don't deserve dogs.
This thread 🙏🏼🇺🇸❤️
I always think of the rescue dogs 🐶....humans don’t deserve them....they’re what we should be like ❤️
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

nice i’m sobbing
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✨
Meet the furry heroes from 9/11🇺🇸The Search and Rescue Dogs❤️
This thread damn near brought a tear to the eye. Talk about unsung heroes. Clap for the doggos.
In reply to @ClaysandBirds
This is a beautiful tribute. Thank you for posting them all. @threadreaderapp unroll
In reply to @ClaysandBirds
This is glorious. Thank you for taking your time and posting this.
In reply to @ClaysandBirds
please unroll this tribute thread. Thank you! 🤗
Bruh I’m crying rn
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.
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