Sunday, July 29, 2007

Animals and death, part 2

Search and rescue dog Jake, a 12-year-old black lab, died this past Friday of cancer. Jake assisted in the in the aftermath of several disasters around the country, including Sept. 11 and Hurricane Katrina. As a young dog, Jake was rescued from the pound by his owner, Mary Flood:
He had a broken leg and a dislocated hip, and it was it second break in six months... I always envisioned this great athlete that no one else saw... I remember people telling me if he can gain enough muscle and hasn't had too much nerve damage, maybe he'll be able to walk okay...

After three days [at Ground Zero], he was still looking for live people... He had tremendous grace and wisdom. I miss him.
Listen to the full interview here.

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