Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2013.402.1
Dimensions: 7 in X 4 in X 3/4 in
Dimensions (Metric): 17.78 cm X 10.16 cm X 7.62 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Frank Shane and K-9 Partner "Nikie"
Set of four red dog boots. There are black Velcro strips on the front and the boots have dirt on them from wear at the site.
Nikie, a golden retriever, worked at Ground Zero with his handler, Frank Shane. Trained by K-9 Disaster Relief, a humanitarian organization that uses dogs to help disaster victims, Nikie received credentials through the American Red Cross. Wearing a work vest, a bandana, and booties to protect his paws, Nikie roamed the site and respite centers with Shane. Offering comfort in a grim place, Nikie provided relief from the emotional stress of recovery work.