TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Florida search-and-rescue dog that scoured
the ruins of the World Trade Center, hurricane-ravaged communities,
and other lower-profile disasters has died.
Marley of Tampa Fire Rescue was 12 when she died Wednesday.
Besides sniffing for survivors after the Sept. 11 attacks,
Marley also was active in efforts after Hurricanes Charley and
The dog suddenly came down with canine bloat and had to be
euthanized. Captain Mark Bogush, who trained the dog, said surgery
would only have worsened her quality of life.