Animal Planet Premieres “Hero Dogs of 9/11” Documentary

Documentary based on the viral video produced by Dog Files airs in the U.S. September 10, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Animal Planet.

NEW YORK (August 28, 2013) – After the World Trade Center collapsed on September 11, 2001, more than 10,000 emergency workers heeded the call for help; 300 of those heroes were dogs.

Dog Files, an online website and video series dedicated to dogs and the people who love them, is pleased to announce that “Hero Dogs of 9/11,” a documentary based on their viral video short, is premiering on Animal Planet, September 10, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

“Hero Dogs of 9/11” tells the true story of the people who found themselves in the midst of the largest terrorist attack in American history, and how their lives were irrevocably changed by man’s best friend.

From search and rescue dogs to comfort dogs to bomb detection dogs, “Hero Dogs of 9/11” showcases these canines’ stories of courage, healing and long-lasting legacy that until now, has never been told.

“It has been my dream and the Dog Files’ mission to show the world that dogs deserve our love, care and respect,” said Kenn Bell, creator of Dog Files and executive producer/director of the Animal Planet documentary special. “I truly believe that ‘Hero Dogs of 9/11’ does just that. I guarantee that after viewing this documentary, you will never look at your own dog the same way again.”

To watch the original “Hero Dogs Of 9/11 short,” visit To watch the follow up 10th anniversary video, “Hero Dogs of 9/11 Legacy short,” visit

Dog Files Media’s next documentary will be “Pit Proud: The True Story of the Most Misunderstood Animal in America.” The short film can be viewed here: Pit Proud short. “I’m working to educate folks on the great history of the Pit Bull, the dangers of breed bans and animal abuse, and the need for responsible dog ownership,” said Bell. “I hope this film and the growing awareness I’m seeing lately will help restore the honor to what was once considered ‘America’s dog!’”

For sponsorship information about how you can help the Dog Files make “Pit Proud,” contact Kenn Bell at [email protected].

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