1. Working Dogs… Saving Lives and Giving Interviews

    Here are some ridiculously cute photos we took of our guest Bretagne in the studio last week. You can listen to the Fresh Air interview with Penn Vet Working Dog Center director Dr. Cynthia Otto and training director Annemarie DeAngelo here. And you can see a video of Bretagne getting comfortable by the mic here. Listen for the occasional “ruff” from Bretagne in the interview. 

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  1. 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.)

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