There was some sad news for the members of Cy-Fair Fire Department in New York recently as Bretagne (pronounced “Brittany”), the last known surviving search and rescue dog who worked at Ground Zero after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks tragically passed away.
The heroic dog who came to worldwide fame after heroic actions during the events devastating in that faithful day, sadly lost her battle for life on Monday when her handlers took her to the local vet to have her put down after a recent run of seriously ill health.
The lovable dog joined the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department’s Search and Rescue team in 2000, and played a a part in several rescue mission during a number of disasters over the years, including to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. After her retirement many years ago, she spent her time visiting with children at local elementary schools.
Local media say Bretagne’s body was escorted to College Station, where a necropsy will be performed. Then she will be laid to rest in the Houston area.