Watch: Last living 9/11 search dog saluted while walking into Texas vet office for the last time

via Youtube
via Youtube

With firefighters flanked on either side saluting, a 16-year-old dog from Houston walked into a veterinary clinic in Cypress to be euthanized Monday. The golden retriever, Bretagne, was the last known living search dog who responded after the 9/11 terrorist attacks and helped locate human remains in the rubble, the Associated Press reports.

Bretagne was 2 years old when she and handler Denise Corliss were sent to the World Trade Center site where they spent 10 days searching through the rubble. She was nominated for a Hero Dog Award by the American Humane Association in 2014, and met with former President George H.W. Bush  last year.

Texas Task Force 1, to which Bretagne belonged, took to Facebook to share pictures of the animal and share a message: “Rest in peace girl. We have it from here.”

An American flag was draped over Bretagne’s body when she was carried from the veterinary clinic during what CNN called a “hero’s farewell.”

READ: Last living 9/11 rescue dog celebrates birthday with hero’s welcome in NYC

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