11/18 – Meet a Working K-9
The 9/11 Tribute Museum will present K-9s Help Keep the City Safe on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 1:00pm, at the 9/11 Tribute Museum, 92 Greenwich Street, New York NY 10006.
This family-friendly program will feature Robert Martino and his dog Vicki who help keep New York safe. Mr. Martino is a retired member of the NYPD who now works for MSA Security, one of the largest private security firms in the area with more than 200 animal handlers. Vicki is a three-year-old dog who previously worked as a seeing-eye canine, but, due to her extraordinary sense of smell and her curiosity about scents, became a bomb-sniffing dog and Mr. Martino’s canine partner. Together Mr. Martino and Vicki work at sporting events, concerts and transportation hubs to help ensure that people in the city are protected.
Families attending the program will have a chance to observe the dog demonstrating her olfactory skills, to learn about her training and to take a photo with the dog. Children of all ages are welcome. No family pets will be admitted due to Vicki’s professional training.