The Golden Retriever, Bretagne, a dog hero recognized for assisting in the rescue of victims of the attacks of September 11th in the United States, died at the age of 16 on Monday June 6. Bretagne had a farewell with honors from security agents who worked with her, they gave her the best day of her dog life before die and said bye with a huge respect on her last walk to the veterinary clinic.
Bretagne had to be sacrificed at the veterinary clinic in Cypress, a suburb of Houston, according to the public safety agency Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service. Bretagne at age of 16 suffered from kidney failure among other multiple health problems, reports the BBC.
Bretagne had just a couple of years when she and her trainer, Denise Corliss, were part of the team Texas Task Force 1 sent to the World Trade Center, after both towers collapsed by the double terrorist attack. Corliss and Bretagne spent 10 days doing rescue work searching for human remains.
She was also a finalist for the Hero Dog Awards 2014, an annual awards of the American Humane Association.
Bretagne retired from active service at her 9 years and was the last survivor of the dogs who helped New York City on September 11, 2001.
Bretagne honorable last walk.