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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, (sound recording)

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

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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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Author
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Subject
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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Melville, Wilma
Dewey number
636.7/0886
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not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
SF428.73
LC item number
.M45 2019
Literary text for sound recordings
drama
PerformerNote
Read by Xe Sands and Will Damron
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sands, Xe.
  • Damron, Will
  • Lobo, Paul
  • Macmillan Audio (Firm)
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  • Melville, Wilma
  • National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (United States)
  • Search dogs
  • Rescue dogs
  • Dog rescue
  • Dog specialists
  • 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, (sound recording)
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  • Subtitle from container
  • Compact disc
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digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
5 audio discs (6.5 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781250319104
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
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digital
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digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • pr02739019
  • 896200
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not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Hero dogs : : how a pack of rescues, rejects, and strays became America's greatest disaster-search partners, Wilma Melville with Paul Lobo, (sound recording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Subtitle from container
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 inches
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
5 audio discs (6.5 hours)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781250319104
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • pr02739019
  • 896200
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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