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Bulleteater

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Of the hundreds of dogs that worked at Ground Zero, only one survives. Here's her story...

http://www.today.com/pets/last-known-9-11-ground-zero-search-dog-still-lends-1D80137575


EliseT

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Thank you so much for sharing this - what an amazing girl!

Hugs,

Elise, Buddy's mom
Bulleteater

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It's great that they are naming the pups in training after the Ground Zero Dogs, as a lasting tribute to them...

As a tribute, the puppies in training at the Working Dog Center all get named after 9/11 dogs. Bretagne’s namesake, dubbed “Bretagne 2,” recently moved in with a man who has Type 1 diabetes. She paws at his leg to alert him when his blood-sugar levels are out of normal range and he needs to eat.

“That makes me so proud!” (owner) Corliss said. “I’m so humbled that they would find Bretagne worthy to have a puppy named after her who’s carrying on the tradition of the working dog.”

NancyMarie

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Dear Bulleteater,

Thank you so much for posting the story about Bretagne, what an amazing story and what a beautiful sweet soul.

This story brought tears to my eyes.  I'm a New York and also a survivor of 9/11 and I remember so many stories about these amazing rescue dogs and their equally amazing handlers.  In one of our nation's darkest hours, these beautiful animals and their handlers truly showed the world the meaning of compassion.

May God bless Bretagne and his handler Dennise Corliss and all of these amazing resuce animals.

Kindest Regards,

Nancy

EliseT

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I agree - it is a wonderful way to honor these unsung heroes. These amazing dogs risk their lives every day in the line of duty...totally on task every moment...(I doubt they stop for coffee breaks!). I remember seeing a documentary awhile ago now, about rescue dogs who worked in avalanche situations. It showed them digging through the snow and sniffing out survivors (mostly downhill skiers). Truly amazing work that these dogs do, and lifesaving.
Bulleteater

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On this Thanksgiving Day I want to update this thread with news of Bretagne. It is sad news, yes, and I guess my purpose in updating this thread is simply to remind everyone - lets be thankful that Angels like this dog are among us. She was the last surviving rescue dog from 9/11, and also worked during Katrina and other disasters.

Bretagne the Hero Dog passed away last year at the rip old age of 16. From what I understand she suffered from kidney failure and was in pain, so they ended her suffering. All the First Responders she worked with lined her path and saluted her as she made her final walk into the clinic, and as they carried her out in a flag-draped casket. Fitting farewell for a true American Hero.

I don't know where her final resting place is, but I hope they buried her in Arlington. She did more good than most people.

R.I.P. Bretagne

A couple of videos...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0k5yt2H5l4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6i6fEiBWbg


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