CYPRESS, Tex. – A Texas community has said goodbye to the last-known surviving search-and-rescue dog who assisted at Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks.

Bretagne was almost 17-years-old.  She also served in search and rescue efforts during other disasters, including Hurricane Katrina.

According to the Today Show, she spent her later years as a therapy dog for school children.

Her handler took her to the vet’s office in Cypress, Texas Monday to be put down. Her health has been deteriorating for months.

As she walked into the vet’s office for the last time, the Cy-Fair Fire Department lined the sidewalk, saluting the K-9 hero as she walked inside to be euthanized.

“It is with heavy hearts we say goodbye to the last surviving 9/11 search dog, Bretagne. You will be missed,” FEMA tweeted Monday.

According to KPRC, Bretagne will be laid to rest in Houston.

Last-known 9/11 search dog dies at 16

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