Last surviving 9/11 search dog Bretagne dies at age 16 

Bretagne, the last surviving search dog that worked at the site of the World Trade Center searching for victims after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, has died.

The Golden Retriever was 16 and in failing health. She was saluted by local firefighters as she entered the clinic to be euthanised, reported the New York Daily News’  Nicole Hensley.

As a 2-year-old, Bretagne came to New York with Texas Task Force 1.after the attacks. She was the last of the approximately 300 search dogs at the World Trade Center site.

She celebrated her 16th birthday in New York City last year.

Bretagne spent her final weeks at home completing a bucket list made by her owner and handler Denise Corliss. One item on that list was working at an elementary school as a reading companion dog.

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