Rescue Dog And Handler Who Worked Ground Zero During 9/11 Are Being Honored By NYC
September 11 is a day that will live on in infamy. Thousands of innocent lives were lost that day, leaving behind families whose emotional wounds still feel raw. But 9/11 was not just a day of tragedy. In the aftermath of the chaotic events of that fateful Tuesday morning, the narrative that emerged was one of courage, sacrifice and community. People from all around the United States as well as the rest of the world banded together to do whatever needed to be done.
Among the many brave men and women who answered the call of duty and rushed to New York City to lend a hand were Denise Corliss and her golden retriever Bretagne (pronounced "Brittany"), part of the Texas Task Force 1 urban search and rescue team. Ground Zero was their first deployment together. Bretagne and 100 other dogs were all part of a rescue mission that, sadly, quickly turned into a recovery mission instead.
Today, Bretagne is the only surviving member of the 100 search and rescue dogs deployed to Ground Zero. She recently celebrated her 16th birthday with a return trip to New York City, and the city was grateful to have this hero back. Barkpost and 1 Hotels teamed up to give Bretagne the type of special birthday that every hero from that day truly deserves.