I don't know if any of you have ever heard about Scott Shields and his SAR Golden Retriever, Bear, but I found out some really disturbing info on this recently, and I think EVERYONE needs to know about this.
Mr. Shield wrote a book called "Bear, Heart of a Hero", an accounting about how he and this dog worked the 911 WTC disaster (along with countless other rescues he's made).
Turns out the entire book is FICTION, that dog was never a trained SAR dog, and not only does he sell this lie to the public, he had made thousands of dollars off of this for a profit, has gotten countless amounts of donations in the way of cash and goods, and has generally scammed the public and insulted those who truly worked to save lives at 911.
I've seen him and his new dog at various pet shows and events around NY, NJ and PA, the new dog, Theodore, is an absolute threat to the public as he is extremely dog aggro and has bit several people as well (two incidents that I saw personally).
You can see more information at http://www.scottshieldsfraud.com
, and by all means, crosspost this anywhere you want, as he does get around the country pretty well perpetuating this crap.