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Utah 9/11 Search Dogs Paid Ultimate Price for Their Service


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Utah search and rescue dogs and their handlers were working at ground zero just one week after the attack on New York’s twin towers. Nancy Hachmeister and her dog Ivy searched relentlessly in difficult conditions, helping to bring closure to those who lost loved ones.

Unfortunately, giving their all to help the victims of 9/11 came at a tremendous cost – Nancy lost Ivy to cancer, and according to Hachmeister, Ivy was the 16th 9/11 search dog to die from the disease. In fact, every search dog from Utah that worked the 9/11 disaster scene succumbed to one form of cancer or another.