9/11 Tribute Center Special Presentation

K-9 Disaster Relief and the organizations “K-9 for Kids” program is collaborating with 9/11 Tribute Center.


This is a special program created and produced exclusively for the 9/11 Tribute Center – – it has many archival photos of the Ground Zero family, including the “Hard Hat Cafe” and all the respites on the site – – Recently found were hundreds of letters, drawings, dog boots and even paper dog bones received from children all over the world. Although this is ideal for children, this is a program for all, especially those that worked and volunteered on Ground Zero. “Chance” – who is now 5-years old will be with me. His first training was at the Center when he was 9-months old. At age 1, he was filmed at the Center for Animal Planet and most recently by the Mayor’s office to support the 9/11 Health Bill. Children and parents will receive an interactive booklet with the story about the tree and “A Dog’s Teddy Bear Dreams” – – the link to the video shows the original version as it was being produced – – on Wednesday, a new presentation will have many more photos – maybe of you! Children will receive “K-9 for Kids” pins and adults “Courageous Canine” pins.
Over the past five years, Chance has visited over 3,000 children, worked at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum with their program “Story and Art” – Most recently he helped the children of St. Rose of Lima – Newtown CT.
In 2016 K-9 Disaster Relief starts a new initiative across the country and will be collaborating with schools, children and teachers – – – telling the story and history of September 11th – – also, paying tribute to the 300+ courageous canines of Ground Zero. Special thanks to the Tribute Staff and Lee Ielpi – – hope to see you all at the 9/11 Tribute Center on December 30th at 2PM


Frank Shane and his golden retriever “Nikie” worked on Ground Zero for 9 months. www.K-9DisasterRelief.org @K9Foundation – This video features Nikie, his son, “Buddy” and “Chance” who will be at the 9/11 Tribute Center on December 30, 2015 @ 2PM – All are welcome.



About the 9/11 Tribute Center – A visitor center that opened in 2006 by the September 11th Families Association, a not-for-profit corporation. It offers visitors to the World Trade Center a place where they can connect with people from the 9/11 community: family members of lost loved ones, survivors, first responders and people who live and work in Lower Manhattan. Through walking tours, exhibits and programs, the 9/11 Tribute Center offers “Person to Person History,” linking visitors who want to understand and appreciate the historic events with those who experienced them. Visitors learn factual information about the events, the identity of 2,973 people killed in the attacks, the unprecedented rescue and recovery operations and the tremendous spirit of support and generosity that arose after the attacks. Learn more about 9/11 Tribute Center programs at www.tributewtc.org.
 About the K-9 Disaster Relief Organization – A non-profit humanitarian organization to help victims and children who are traumatized by disasters and critical incidents. This is achieved with handlers in Canine Disaster Relief Services and Critical Incident Stress Management. In addition to providing courses, community outreach, workshops and speaking appearances, the organization collaborates with schools, the National September 11 Memorial Museum and the 9/11 Tribute Center. www.K-9DisasterRelief.org @K9Foundation #K9DisasterRelief
About Frank T. Shane, B.C.E.T.S. – A pioneer in the field of Canine Disaster Relief Services and the Human-Animal-Bond. He is the founder and CEO of K-9 Disaster Relief, a non-profit humanitarian organization. He holds multi-level certifications, including, Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress and Diplomat with the Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and The National Center for Crisis Management. He teaches courses nationally in Canine Disaster Relief Services, Critical Incident Stress Management, Human-Animal-Bond and the Psychology and Behavior of Dogs. He is available for courses, outreach programs, and personal appearances.  frankshane@K-9DisasterRelief.org
 About Canine Nikie – During the 9/11 rescue and recovery at World Trade Center – Ground Zero, Nikie, was the only credentialed dog certified in Canine Disaster Relief Services. This courageous canine worked tirelessly for nine months. He provided psychological support and crisis intervention with his handler, Frank Shane. He was featured on Animal Planets “Hero Dogs of 9/11” and several books and documentaries, including: “Hero Dogs – Courageous Canines in Action,” “9/11:Stories of Courage, Heroism and Generosity” and “9/11:Hero of a Different Breed.” Nikie’s artifacts are on display at the National September 11 Memorial Museum. www.K-9DisasterRelief.org @K9Foundation #K9DisasterRelief