Bretagne, the golden retriever known as the last of the 9/11 search dogs, has died. She was 16 years old.
According to the Houston Fire Department, “she was been a founding member of the K9 Search & Rescue Team. As part of Texas Task Force 1, she and handler Denise Corliss spent days searching through Ground Zero for trapped victims. Bretagne also pitched in on rescue efforts during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. She left active duty at 10, but continued serving as a community ambassador.”
And cue even MORE TEARS: Bretagne was given a hero’s salute on her last walk into the vet’s office and her body was draped with an American Flag on the way out. She was euthanized Monday here in Houston.
RIP sweet girl.