The Last Surviving 9/11 Rescue Dog Returns to Ground Zero

 Thirteen years is a long time in the life of a dog, especially a big dog, and of the hundreds of rescue dogs who worked at Ground Zero after 9/11, only one survives — Bretagne, a 15-year-old Golden Retriever from Texas.  She and her owner/handler Denise Corliss returned to the World Trade Center site this week for the first time since they worked there after the attack.  Bretagne retired from rescue work six years ago, but still works as a therapy dog with special needs children.
 
 
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Bretagne, the last living Ground Zero search dog, visited the former World Trade Center site ahead of the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
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Bretagne was just 2 years old when she traveled to New York City to search Ground Zero after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Andrea Booher/FEMA
The 9/11 mission with Corliss and Bretagne's first together. They spent ten 12-hours a day on the pile. Courtesy Denise Corliss
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3 comments on “The Last Surviving 9/11 Rescue Dog Returns to Ground Zero

  1. momshieb says:

    Oh, my Gosh. Now you made me cry.

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