A dog that played a role in helping rescue workers search for survivors after the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center has died.
CNN reports that the 16-year-old golden retriever, Bretagne — pronounced “Brittany” — was euthanized Monday. Bretagne was believed to be the last surviving Ground Zero search dog.
Firefighters from the Cy-Fair Fire Department in Harris County, Texas, turned out in force, lining the path to the Fairfield Animal Hospital, as Bretagne’s owner, Denise Corliss, brought her in to be put to sleep, the story reports.
“Firefighters and rescue workers lined the sidewalk as her body, draped in an American flag, was carried out. Tears streaked down some faces,” CNN reports.
Here’s a clip about Bretagne posted last fall …