Roselle

Pet type: Dog

Breed: Retriever (Labrador)

Born: Mar 1998

Died: 26 Jun 2011

Owner: Michael and Karen Hingson


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Roselle was a Guide Dog who safely led her owner Michael Hingson down 78 flights of stairs at Tower One of the World Trade Centre before it collapsed following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Roselle was awarded the Dickin Medal for her achievement in saving her owner's life.

She died in June 2011 (three month's before the tenth anniversary of the atrocity) at the age of 13 but was posthumously awarded the title of American Hero Dog - the top honour - at the inaugural American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards.

She had been nominated by her owner who described how her calmness and poise saved his life and others. She was not distracted or deterred even when they reached the road and were hit by debris as Tower Two collapsed. Despite all the dust and the panic Roselle found the stairs leading down to the subway system where she led her owner to safety.

Michael said: "All that day Roselle worked flawlessly. She saved my life and truly is the greatest dog hero of all."

Roselle's story is told in the book “Thunder Dog: The true story of a blind man, his Guide Dog, and the triumph of trust at Ground Zero” co-written by her owner, Michael Hingson and Susy Flory.

Pet type: Dog

Breed: Retriever (Labrador)

Born: Mar 1998

Died: 26 Jun 2011

Owner: Michael and Karen Hingson


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Pet type: Dog

Breed: Retriever (Labrador)

Born: Mar 1998

Died: 26 Jun 2011

Owner: Michael and Karen Hingson


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Pet type: Dog

Breed: Retriever (Labrador)

Born: Mar 1998

Died: 26 Jun 2011

Owner: Michael and Karen Hingson


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