Iowa pup to join New York fire station, 3 years after death of Dalmatian who helped 9/11 firefighters heal

  • Source: WHOI-TV ABC 19 Peoria
  • Published: 10/20/2021 12:00 AM

Tank the Dalmatian from Perry, Iowa, is headed to New York City. He will become the mascot dog for Ladder 20 of the New York City Fire Department in lower Manhattan. Tank is set to replace the dog Twenty, who was given to the Ladder company 20 years ago after they lost seven firefighters when the North Tower came down September 11, 2001. “I’ve always known about Twenty, who is the Dalmatian that the Rochester Sheriff gave to Ladder 20 of the New York Fire Department 20 years ago,” said Sara Rubin of Iowa Dalmatians. “She was a donation after the towers collapsed where they lost seven people and it was a donation to help them heal.” After Twenty died in 2018, word got out that a new dog was available, but the firefighters were not yet ready. Then, there was a Facebook post saying, “they were ready to love again,” said Rubin.


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