This rescue dog had the best day ever in NYC, 14 years after working around the clock to sniff for survivors in the rubble of the World Trade Center.
When the Twin Towers came crashing down on to Manhattan 14 years ago today, heroes came in all shapes and sizes.
From the emergency workers who tried to help those caught up in the disaster, to the dogs who worked around the clock to sniff survivors from the rubble.
And now the last-known dog to have worked that day, a 16-year-old golden retriever called Bretagne, has returned to New York to celebrate her 16th birthday.
Denise Corliss, Bretagne’s owner and handler, was treated to a hero’s welcome at LaGuardia Airport in New York, before being taken to 1 Hotel Central Park courtesy of BarkPost.
There, Bretagne was given treats and a birthday cake to help her celebrate her 16th birthday, before the pair made their way back to Ground zero.
Ms Corliss told how her canine companion was just two when they were sent from the Texas Task Force to relieve the first responders at the World Trade Center.
The mission was Bretagne’s first ever deployment, but Ms Corliss said she took to it perfectly, despite working 12 hours days in some of the most difficult conditions imaginable.
Read more: Daily Mail