It was a very sad day for the men and women of the Cy-Fair Fire Department as they gave their final salute to Bretagne (pronounced "Brittany") who is the last known surviving 9/11 search and rescue dog. She would have turned 17 in August.
|In March 2016 Bretagne was still carrying her bag of treats in her mouth until Denise finally give in and opened it.|
"She was really anxious last night and she just wanted to be with me," Corliss told TODAY on Monday. "So I laid down with her, right next to her. When she could feel me, she could settle down and go to sleep. I slept with her like that all night."
|Denise Corliss is pictured with Bretagne at Ground Zero in New York City in September 2001. It was their first deployment together.|
Even though Bretagnes's suffering ended at 5:00 p.m. today she will forever live in the hearts of those who loved her best. I am heartbroken for her owner tonight and hope she finds comfort in the memories she shared with her.