9/11 Ground Zero: Hero of a Different Breed

Hero Dogs of a Different Breed, produced by Tyann Sells, features the work of K-9 Disaster Relief, a non-profit humanitarian organization. The documentary begins when the organization began on 9/11 and over a  14-year period. Artifacts are on display in the 9/11 Memorial Museum. It has interviews by the Museum as to the importance of documenting “Nikie” who worked on Ground Zero for 9-months . . . and all the service dogs and therapy dogs who aided and assisted over the nine month period from September 11, 2001 to May 30, 2002.



Here of a Different Breed 

100% of all contributions go to K-9 Disaster Relief and the K-9 for Kids outreach programs. They do not pay or reimburse for salaries, expenses, administrative fees, office space, advertising, promotion, travel, food or other related expenses.

K-9 Disaster Relief is able to provide services through non-paid volunteers and educational courses. When you give a dollar amount to K-9 Disaster Relief, every cent is used for humanitarian programs such as K-9 for Kids

About the K-9 Disaster Relief – 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-DisasterRelief.org @K9Foundation #K9DisasterRelief

About the National September 11 Memorial Museum – It is the principal memorial and museum, respectively, commemorating the September 11 attacks of 2001, which killed 2,977 people, and the World Trade Center bombing of 1993, which killed six. The Memorial Museum is located at the World Trade Center site on the former location of the Twin Towers, which were destroyed during the attacks. www.911Memorial.org

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 Executive Director of K-9 Disaster Relief. He holds multi-level certifications and is a 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.

About Canine Nikie – During the 9/11 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. 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