Last known 9/11 search-and-rescue dog dies

- The last known living search dog who helped recover victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks died near Houston at age 16.

She and her handler, Denise Corliss, were part of the Texas Task Force 1 sent to the World Trade Center site.

A statement from the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service says Bretagne (pronounced like Brittany), a Golden Retriever, was euthanized at a veterinary clinic in Cypress.

The Houston Chronicle reported that around two dozen firefighters lined the sidewalk as Bretagne was brought into the veterinarian's office Monday. An American flag was draped over the dog's body as it was carried out.

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