Photo credit: Michael Hnatov
Accession Number: C.2018.36.41
Dimensions: 7 in X 5 in
Dimensions (Metric): 17.78 cm X 12.7 cm
Credit Line: Gift of the DiGiacomo family
Card with a photograph of Diane DiGiacomo in uniform on the front with printed text: "There are no words | to express my sincere gratitude." On the inside of the card is an image of the ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement logo and printed text: "My love and support has always been with the animals I rescued at Ground Zero. Now, your love and support has inspired me to keep smiling. I am deeply grateful, Thank you. Tomorrow is never promised so today I want all of my family and friends to know how thankful I am that all of you are in my life. With love, Diane DiGiacomo & Family." On the back of the card are two photographs of Diane in her uniform posing with dogs.
Diane DiGiacomo was a peace officer with the Humane Law Enforcement division of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), an agency that responded to 9/11. Its officers sought to rescue animals in homes near the World Trade Center site from which residents had been evacuated or to which they were unable to return after the emergency.