On this anniversary of 9/11 we remember not only the victims but also the heroes of that fateful day including countless first responders as well as their rescue animals that searched tirelessly for victims. The last known living rescue dog from 9/11 is Bretagne, a 15-year old golden retriever who returned to the memorial site with her handler Denise Corliss. She was only 2 years old at the time of the 9/11 attacks.
According to veterinarian Dr. Cindy Otto who took care of the search dogs at ground zero, these animals brought hope to an otherwise dismal place. Bretagne has remained busy helping with other search and rescue operations including Hurricanes Katrina and Ivan until her retirement at age 9.