Photo credit: Michael Hnatov
Accession Number: C.2017.210.2
Dimensions: 5 ½ in X 4 ½ in X 1/4 in
Dimensions (Metric): 12.7 cm X 10.16 cm X 2.54 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Cindy Otto in honor of the dogs that served
Cast ceramic paw print with "Tsunami | 9-11 K9" etched into the clay below the print. There appears to be some dog hair stuck in the paw print.
Tsunami, a black German shepherd trained in rescue work, served at Ground Zero with her handler Hal Wilson. On September 12, 2001, Wilson and Tsunami self-dispatched with another handler and dog from Long Island. Both dogs worked at Ground Zero and successfully alerted humans to the presence of victims whose bodies were recovered.