RIP Bretagne — Last Surviving 9/11 Rescue Dog Laid to Rest

Casey Harper

The last surviving rescue dog from the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks has finally been laid to rest.

Bretagne, the last known 9/11 dog that helped search and rescue efforts at Ground Zero, was put to sleep Monday at 16 years of age. She will be buried in the Houston area, Click2Houston reports.

It is with heavy hearts we say goodbye to the last surviving 9/11 search dog, Bretagne. You will be missed. 

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Never forget: Last 9/11 Ground Zero search dog dies at age 16

Bretagne, the last 9/11 search dog from Ground Zero, died on Monday with her best friend by her side. The dog was saluted as a fallen hero.

Bretagne also worked on Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita. Her health had been struggling recently.

Bretagne’s handler, Denise Corliss, told CNN, “there were still times when I held my breath and said, ‘I hope she does this right. I hope she’s OK.’ ”

Video shows her last walk into the vet’s office receiving salutes on both sides.  She was carried out covered with an American flag.

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