6 weeks after the attacks, Jonah Goldberg went down to the area where the Twin Towers stood and was awed by the dogs who worked in the rubble. This is their story.
"the stress associated with not finding survivors was extreme; dogs tasked with this assignment expect — need — to find survivors. “They don’t like to find bodies. They’ll find them, but they don’t feel rewarded,” veterinarian Douglas Wyler explained to the London Daily Telegraph. “The dogs are good, they’re professionals, but like any professional they can suffer from melancholy and depression. It’s hard for the men not to find anyone alive, and the dogs sense that.”
But the dogs persevered.