Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2013.402.3
Dimensions: 15 in X 12.25 in X 1.25 in
Dimensions (Metric): 38.1 cm X 31.115 cm X 3.175 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Frank Shane and K-9 Partner "Nikie"
American flag bandana, slightly dirty.
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.