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Roselle "Thunder Dog" The Guide Dog
Birth: Mar. 12, 1998
San Rafael
Marin County
California, USA
Death: Jun. 26, 2011
New Jersey, USA

Roselle was named American Hero Dog of the Year 2011 by the American Humane Society. She saved her blind handler, Michael Hingson and 30 other people by leading them down 1,463 steps to safety during the September 11th, 2001 World Trade Center attacks. For her bravery, Roselle was given a joint Dickin Medal by the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals on March 5, 2002. She shared that award with another Guide Dog named Salty who also saved her owner in the September 11th tragedies. Salty and Roselle's medal citation reads, "For remaining loyally at the side of their blind owners, courageously leading them down more than 70 floors of the World Trade Center and to a place of safety following the terrorist attack on New York on September 11, 2001." In addition to the Dickin Medal, Salty and Roselle were each recognized by the British Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. In her memory, Hingson and Susy Flory wrote a book about their September 11th experience entitled "Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero." He also set up Roselle's Dream Foundation to raise money to help blind people engage more fully in everyday life.

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Record added: Jul 08, 2012
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