Accession Number: C.2013.402.5
Dimensions: 5 in X 9 in
Dimensions (Metric): 12.7 cm X 22.86 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Frank Shane and K-9 Partner "Nikie"
Child's dog bone paper cutout with a handwritten note on the front: "Heres a bone for all your work. Hope you enjoy your bone" and signed by Chris Uvanovic. Attached to the paper with red and blue ribbon is a Ziplock bag containing a Milkbone dog biscuit.
Within days of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, thousands of people arrived at the crash sites to aid in the response. Accompanying them were hundreds of dogs trained in search and rescue or therapy work. At a time of crisis, these four-legged responders showed courage and dedication alongside their human handlers.
Children from around the country sent notes and drawings to rescue and recovery workers at Ground Zero. Many created works just for the canine responders. This drawing was sent to Nikie, the K-9 Disaster relief therapy dog who worked at Ground Zero with his handler, Frank Shane.