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9/11 Search and Rescue Dog Nominated for Hero Dog Awards - 2014

12 Sep 2014 | by Neha Manchanda | Posted in: Wag News

bregante 2While the world is still trying to come to terms with the demise of World Trade Center, Twin Towers in Manhattan, NY on 11th September, 2001, there have been many a tears shed for the brave souls and for the ones lost in the tragic incident. 

When the twin towers brought down by the hijackers on the dreadful day, all search and rescue teams were brought in to help with finding the souls who were trapped under the rubble. The biggest role was played by fire fighters and also the K9 units of the forces who worked long erratic shifts with their human counterparts to find and rescue as many people as possible. One such hero, who also happens to be the last known living search dog who worked at ground Zero, a 15 year old Golden Retriever named Bretagne has been honoured with an award nomination from the American Humane Association for 2014 Hero Dog Awards for her bravery and service. At a ceremony held in Long Island, a special tribute and homage was paid to all the K9 officers who worked in difficult and dangerous environment to rescue and search people under the twin towers.

Bretagne first deployment was at the World Trade Center when the twin towers fell. Now long retired from active search and rescue community, Bretagne is still working as an ambassador for search and rescue dogs and also as a therapy dog visits elementary schools where she spends time with children and helps them to learn to read.

We pay homage to the hundreds of lives lost on 9/11 and raise a toast to the many brave people and Canine units who worked tirelessly to bring closure to many families and reunite many other with their loved ones.

Source: Fox CT

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