Bretagne, the last known surviving canine hero who searched the rubble of ground zero after the 9/11 tragedy on September 11, 2001, has crossed the rainbow bridge. She was a 16 year old golden retriever.
When Denise Corliss, Bretagne’s (pronounced Brittany) owner and handler noticed earlier this week that Bretagne wasn’t eating, she knew something wasn’t right. Eating was her favorite thing. Sunday night she wouldn’t settle unless she was right by Denise’s side.
Last week in Seymour, Tenn a 6 year old golden retriever mix named Allie was shot with a bow and arrow that went right through her side. She was seen wandering around by a stranger who brought her to a Veterinary clinic, where she had to be euthanized due to the extent of the injuries.
Allie, with arrow in her side Photo: Local8now.com
The dog’s owner Julie Scott called the clinic searching for her dog when she received the news. Apparently the dog escaped the backyard, which was a common occurrence.
The Sevier County Humane Society offered a $250 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person responsible. A 14 year old boy has admitted to the crime and will face a charge of Aggravated Animal Cruelty in Juvenile Court.