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On Monday, hero dog Bretagne (pronounced "Brittany"), the last remaining 9/11 rescue dog, had to be put down due to kidney failure. She was just a few months shy of her 17th birthday, which in dog years is very, very old.

Posted by Denise Corliss on Saturday, May 7, 2016

A week after the Twin Towers were struck on September 11, 2001, Denise Corliss, an electrical engineer from Texas, and Bretagne (who was then 2 years old) were deployed to Ground Zero, where they worked tirelessly together 12 hours a day, for 10 days, with Texas Task Force One.