Last remaining 9/11 rescue dog treated to 16th birthday party

Bretagne worked ground zero in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks in 2001

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The Independent US

The last-surviving 9/11 search and rescue dog has been treated to a sweet 16th birthday party.

"New York hero" Bretagne’s first mission with handler Denise Corless was working at ground zero in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks 14 years ago.

Now believed to be the only remaining rescue dog who helped those trapped under rubble that day, BarkPost and 1 Hotel Central Park organised a special day to “celebrate her birthday and to thank her for her incredible service”.

 

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The dog, who is soon turning 16, was flown from Texas to New York City, along with Ms Corless, where she was treated to a luxury hotel suite, a ride in a vintage city taxi, and a billboard expressing the city’s gratitude in Times Square.

The day was topped off with a surprise birthday party for Bretagne, complete with cake, presents, party hats and a new collar.

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