Posted by: bridget | 26 July 2007

9/11, Katrina Search & Rescue Lab Dies

Jake, a black lab who was adopted off the streets and turned into a search and rescue puppy, died of cancer.  After 9/11 and Katrina, he searched through rubble to find survivors.

Flood adopted Jake as a 10-month-old puppy. He had been abandoned on a street with a broken leg and a dislocated hip.  “But against all odds he became a world-class rescue dog,” said Flood, a member of Utah Task Force 1, a federal search-and-rescue team that looked for human remains at ground zero.

On the evening of the team’s arrival in New York, Jake walked into a fancy Manhattan restaurant wearing his search-and-rescue vest and was treated to a free steak dinner under a table.

 Jake also trained other dogs and did therapy work in Utah, with burn victims and senior citizens.

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  1. Jake did more good in his little puppy dog life than most people ever do. I wish people would give animals more credit for all the wonderful ways they make our lives better. Unlike, say, Congress. lol

  2. Ditto that. :)

  3. Awe … Rest in peace hero puppy.

    Bridget, since you are moving out east, are you going to get to see your lab puppy?

  4. YES!! I can’t wait. I should meet her by the end of August.

    The family says that she is good, sweet-tempered, and already on her way to being housebroken. :)

  5. Great! Maybe you can post some pictures of her with your elephant?

    You should come up and see Tieki Rae and I in August :)

  6. Note to self: take elephant back to her home state. :) (She was adopted from FAO Schwartz.)

    When will you be on the East Coast? I would love to see both of you! :)

  7. I answered you in an email — let me know what you think. I think we could paint the East Coast red between the three of us!


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