America (yes, that is the name given to him by his rescuers and we couldn't see fit to change it) was found serveral days after the 9-11 incident, sniffing at the rubble around ground zero in NYC. He was picked-up by the firefighters and sent to the Brooklyn Animal Shelter (who named him America). Since America is a Sharpei, Operation Scarlett of Lancaster PA was notified that a "Wrinkle Dog" was being incarcerated in Brooklyn. Op. Scarlett, went the extra mile and brought this wonderful dog (with burnt feet and the smell of smoke in every breath) to Lancaster, where he was adopted and became part of the crew along with Lizzy, Ilsa & Mosely.