Where were you on Sept. 11, 2001?
I was having a coffee with friends in downtown Toronto watching the news live on a screen behind the counter and I can still remember the shock, horror and disbelief.
In the face of unspeakable tragedy, 10,000 brave emergency workers sprang into action. Among those, 300 were dogs. Dogs trained for search and rescue, dogs trained to sniff bombs, and dogs trained to help comfort and heal.
I wanted to share the news of the documentary produced by my great friend Tanya Kelen of Kelen Content and Starlight Runner.
Hero Dogs of 9/11 is a documentary based on Dog Files‘ founder Kenn Bell’s viral video short. It’s an hour-long special chronicling the lives and actions of the 300 dogs who were at what’s now known as Ground Zero the day the landscape of the United States changed forever. “Hero Dogs of 9/11” showcases these canines’ stories of courage, healing and long-lasting legacy.
To watch the original “Hero Dogs Of 9/11 short,” visit http://thedogfiles.com/herodogsof911. To watch the follow up 10th anniversary video, “Hero Dogs of 9/11 Legacy short,” visithttp://thedogfiles.com/herodogsof911legacy.
In honor of the event’s 12th anniversary, Animal Planet will premiere the documentary on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 8 p.m. EST/PST in the US.