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New York City, 9/11 Comfort Dog, 2001, Photo of The Day


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BarbCat
- 439 days ago - photography.nationalgeographic.com
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



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BarbCat SunshineLady (1671)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 10:04 am
Please read entire article below!!

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.

(Photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, "Zip USA: 10013—After the Fall," September 2002, National Geographic magazine)
 

BarbCat SunshineLady (1671)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 10:06 am
The article has been removed from page!!
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 4:15 pm
Here it is Barb, awesome!

[url]http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/enlarge/comfort-dog-newyork_pod_image.html[/url]

 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 4:17 pm
[url=http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/enlarge/comfort-dog-newyork_pod_image.html[/url]
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 4:19 pm
http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/enlarge/comfort-dog-newyork_pod_image.html

[url=http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/enlarge/comfort-dog-newyork_pod_image.html]Click[/url]
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 4:21 pm
WTH, just copy and paste:

http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/enlarge/comfort-dog-newyork_pod_image.html

Sorry for all the posts Barb!
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 5:16 pm
CLICK HERE FOR BARBS STORY
 

Jennifer C. (169)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 5:56 pm
Amitabha.
 

Michelle M. (57)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 6:24 pm
I had heard of search and rescue dogs and dogs used for animal assisted therapy, but never about comfort dogs. Good to know! Thanx for sharing Barb!
 

Connie O. (42)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 7:31 pm
I have heard about using comfort dogs at airports to calm anxious flyers.
 

DaleLovesOttawa O. (192)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 7:56 pm
Dogs are wonderful comfort animals along with cats, they all help to bring such comfort.
Many thanks for the link, Lynn Price.
 

Suzanne L. (152)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 9:08 pm
Thank you Barb for highlighting one of the important roles that dogs played in helping during this disaster. There were comfort dogs, search and rescue dogs, and dogs that guided blind workers in the WTC out to safety. They should be honoured in part of the new museum which is being constructed under the surface memorial to 9/ll victims.
 

Trina Hawkins (24)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 1:39 am
Noted ! Thank You Barb ! Yes,Dogs are such a Big Comfort,this story Proves it ! :) I heard about this years ago,and I truly believe it also ! I know that my dogs have comforted me in stressful times! They always listen to you,always by your side when you need them ! This is why I LOVE my dogs so much !
 

Tanya W. (53)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 9:05 am
Animal Heroes. - all of them!!! Angels with fur...
 

Kim O. (398)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 11:39 pm
Great story! Thanks Barb and to Lynn for the link!
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Friday September 13, 2013, 7:33 am
Thank you for sharing the article about these beautiful dogs, and thank you, Lynn of the hot link! Blessings on you both. Lynn I pray you will get well soon.
 
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