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The Resource Hero dogs : how a pack of rescues, rejects, and strays became America's greatest disaster-search partners, Wilma Melville with Paul Lobo

Hero dogs : how a pack of rescues, rejects, and strays became America's greatest disaster-search partners, Wilma Melville with Paul Lobo

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Hero dogs : how a pack of rescues, rejects, and strays became America's greatest disaster-search partners
Title
Hero dogs
Title remainder
how a pack of rescues, rejects, and strays became America's greatest disaster-search partners
Statement of responsibility
Wilma Melville with Paul Lobo
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The incredible memoir of how Wilma Melville turned a band of shelter dogs into one of America's foremost disaster-response assets in catastrophes from 9/11 to Katrina. Ana and Hunter were failed service dogs. Recon was left for dead on the train tracks. Cody was returned to the shelter seven times before he turned two. To most, these dogs were unadoptable. Unsalvageable. Irredeemable. To retired gym teacher and grandma Wilma Melville, they were the heroes America needed. While volunteering as a canine search-and-rescue handler during the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, Wilma saw how ill-prepared the country was to respond to disasters. Then and there, beside her loyal Black Lab, Murphy, she made a pact, singlehandedly founding the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF) and beginning a journey that would change the face of search-and-rescue in America forever. But even Wilma could not predict how desperately her idea would soon be needed. With 9/11, the scope of disaster response in America changed in an instant, and people across the country realized how crucial these dogs were, launching the SDF to a national stage. In this gripping, heartwrenching story, Wilma and writer Paul Lobo trace the paths of the amazing animals, firefighters, and volunteers who brought Wilma's dream to fruition. They recount struggles and triumphs as the dogs and their handlers face off with hurricanes, bombings, and other staggering disasters. Along the way, we witness the unshakeable bonds that develop between humans and these remarkable dogs"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Melville, Wilma
Dewey number
636.7/0886
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
SF428.73
LC item number
.M45 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lobo, Paul
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Search dogs
  • Rescue dogs
  • Dog rescue
  • Melville, Wilma
  • Dog specialists
  • National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (United States)
  • Search and rescue operations
Label
Hero dogs : how a pack of rescues, rejects, and strays became America's greatest disaster-search partners, Wilma Melville with Paul Lobo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-327)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2018039819
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9781250179913
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018039819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Label
Hero dogs : how a pack of rescues, rejects, and strays became America's greatest disaster-search partners, Wilma Melville with Paul Lobo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-327)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2018039819
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9781250179913
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018039819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)

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