Video: The Incredible 9/11 Story of Salty & Omar

[Editor’s Note: On this 11th anniversary of 9-11, it seems fitting to repost stories of dogs who performed heroically on that tragic day. This story was first posted on 4/10/12.]

From Allison Argo’s film “9/11: Where Were You?” for National Geographic, the story of Omar and his beloved guide dog Salty is a powerful testament to the love and trust between two old friends. Blind from an early age, Omar was on the 71st floor of the World Trade Center when American flight #11 slammed into the North Tower. His guide dog Salty managed to get them to safety before the building collapsed. As Omar says in the film, “Trust is the most important thing in the relationship with a guide dog. They give everything they have for almost nothing. . .just for love.”


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