Last 9/11 Ground Zero search dog honored in area ravaged by Hurricane Harvey

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Source:  Laura T. Coffey / TODAY / 09/11/17

Sometimes the love of a dog can help us keep going — even when moving forward feels impossibly hard.

One dog who inspired thousands to persevere is being honored in a special way on Monday, Sept. 11. A life-size bronze statue of the beloved disaster search dog, named Bretagne, has been unveiled in a Houston suburb that’s still feeling the effects of Hurricane Harvey.

Bretagne (pronounced “Brittany”) was the last surviving search dog who worked at Ground Zero in New York City after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The perpetually smiling golden retriever also deployed in response to Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita, Hurricane Ivan and many other disasters. Bretagne died on June 6, 2016, just shy of her 17th birthday.

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