Meet Bretagne, one of our guests in the studio today. She was named after Bretagne Corliss, a dog who deployed to the World Trade Center after the attacks of 9/11. Bretagne is getting trained at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center, which studies search and rescue dogs and trains future working dogs.
Dr. Cynthia Otto is the Center’s director and a veterinarian who specializes in emergency, critical and disaster medicine. She also served on a team that cared for search and rescue dogs after 9/11.
On September 11th, we’ll talk with Dr. Cynthia Otto and Annemarie DeAngelo, the Center’s training director and New Jersey State Police Canine Unit founder, about the health, life, and training of a working dog.
(Please note the cooing of Fresh Air staff in the video.)