Dogs of 9/11: The story of Atlas, an NYPD K-9 who searched ground zero and saved his owner’s life

Dogs of 9/11: The story of Atlas, an NYPD K-9 who searched ground zero and saved his owner’s life

“He was a champion.” Atlas, an NYPD K-9, was among the hundreds of dogs who served in search and recovery efforts for months after the 9/11 terror attacks. Twenty years later, Atlas’ handler, Bob Schnelle, tells CBS News how the dog endured at ground zero — and literally saved his life.

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34 Comments

  1. U.S.M.C. FEW PROUD THE MARINES on September 28, 2022 at 8:55 am

    Beautiful

  2. Santiago Vera on September 28, 2022 at 8:56 am

    You just know a lot of dogs got cancer as well as the rescue workers

  3. Martha Martha on September 28, 2022 at 8:56 am

    Thank god for our dog’s the best gift god send us. A true hero.

  4. Ubaidah on September 28, 2022 at 8:58 am

    911 is a joke. Its the military industrial complex and blood thirsty armed companies whose interest is in wars.

  5. Patricia on September 28, 2022 at 9:00 am

    Successfully done i n t e l l e c t w e b s

  6. Musicis4you on September 28, 2022 at 9:00 am

    What a legend, rest in paradise to all those people that lost their lives

  7. Kylo Ren on September 28, 2022 at 9:01 am

    Thank you or your service and dedication and bless all your partners. Such glorious creatures

  8. Kelley Burks on September 28, 2022 at 9:01 am

    They say dogs are dumb what a job that dog did 9-11-2001 was a sad day and it still is 20 years later thank God for all the heros at 9-11 and for those who lost they’re lives God bless them and rest in piece and the animals rest in peace too❤❤❤❤

  9. Terryankev Miller on September 28, 2022 at 9:03 am

    Beautiful story

  10. Tom Fuller on September 28, 2022 at 9:03 am

    The two light beams focused skyward where the twin towers once stood now symbolize President Biden with his arms up in surrender to the Taliban .After twenty years, they won.

  11. Hera on September 28, 2022 at 9:09 am

    20 years later and I still can’t even look at a plane the same way, from 8-28.

  12. Debbie Grasse on September 28, 2022 at 9:10 am

    Oh Atlas & Dad. Wonderful heroes. Thank you both for your service. RIP Atlas.

  13. Ervia Burnett on September 28, 2022 at 9:15 am

    Nice my dog journey and panda guards me i love dogs

  14. Sabina Simjee on September 28, 2022 at 9:18 am

    I’m literally bawling. Every soul that ran towards danger to save us, this nation. Thank you. Thank you for making me proud to be an American. And you and atlas are what make this nation great.

  15. Steven Rodriguez on September 28, 2022 at 9:20 am

    Cui Bono 9/11?

  16. Rebeca Fernandez on September 28, 2022 at 9:20 am

    *ABC’s of Salvation*

    *A* – Admit you’re a sinner in need of a Saviour (Romans 3:10, 6:23)

    *B* – Believe that Jesus Christ died for your sins (1Corinthians 15:3-4)

    *C* – Call upon the Name of the Lord and be saved (Romans 10:9-10, 10:13)

    Believe what Jesus Christ did for you on the cross and be saved. As Paul said in the book of *Ephesians 2:8-9* – _For by grace are you saved through faith and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God. Not of works lest any man should boast._

    *BELIEVE & BE SAVED*

    How sin entered the world? – Genesis 2 & 3!

  17. Laiquddin Shaikh on September 28, 2022 at 9:21 am

    Preplanned demolition

  18. Azelie on September 28, 2022 at 9:29 am

    Watch lots of K9 stories . Yah I love them. Specially the 9/11 rescue unit. Rip Atlas. Till we meet again K9 officer , go get the treats up there, all yours ❤️

  19. scott miller on September 28, 2022 at 9:29 am

    We all see our fur baby’s in heaven when it is our Atlas died doing what he loved protecting his human father

  20. Bellamy Alex on September 28, 2022 at 9:30 am

    Any kind of Service Dog is so special. They dedicate their entire LIVES to working around the clock, through every disaster, no matter the pressure. My sweet Golden Retriever is being trained as a seizure alert and diabetic alert dog for me and I value her life more than mine.

  21. gus gus on September 28, 2022 at 9:30 am

    All dogs go to heaven. These working dogs go to someplace even better.❤️❤️❤️

  22. Lois Dunfee on September 28, 2022 at 9:31 am

    This is a story why I like animals more than I like most people. Thank you Atlas and all the other animals that have given there lives for there owners and strangers alike.

  23. Matt Naslund on September 28, 2022 at 9:31 am

    Americans are asking democrats for no further disrespect, to our fallen, since their surrender to the Taliban.

  24. sparklyunicorn on September 28, 2022 at 9:34 am

    What good, sweet boys, may they rest in peace. Thank you for your service <3

  25. Lurid Vexation on September 28, 2022 at 9:35 am

    Good boy atlas.

  26. Leslie Anne Mainous on September 28, 2022 at 9:37 am

    ❤️❤️

  27. J Dub on September 28, 2022 at 9:41 am

    We truly don’t deserve dogs, do we? RIP Atlas, he deserves all the treats.

  28. Nancy Chace on September 28, 2022 at 9:43 am

    Sincere thanks to him and his k-9 partners. The animals in our lives are so often underestimated and underappreciated. It was America’s courageous and unified response to 9/11 that really is exemplary of who we all are.

  29. Mike Linklater on September 28, 2022 at 9:45 am

    Holy. Get over it already. It was an inside job.

  30. Cate Nystrom on September 28, 2022 at 9:49 am

    We ask FAR too much of them, to be honest.

  31. Kalpana Tariang on September 28, 2022 at 9:49 am

    Hey Atlas you are truly a hero.Truly a man’s best friend ever. You gave your life so one could go on.Rest in peace Atlas.

  32. Anthony Lupino on September 28, 2022 at 9:49 am

    Dogs gives us more, then we can ever comprehend. Thank you to these truly special souls

  33. Lagnaf Irby on September 28, 2022 at 9:51 am

    Now remember all those service dogs that Biden left in Afghanistan

  34. Patricia on September 28, 2022 at 9:54 am

    Successfully done i n t e l l e c t w e b s

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