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"Bretagne" Last known 9/11 Ground Zero search dog still lends a helping paw. #RescueDogs #NeverForget #Honor911

By Laura T. Coffey: TODAY
9/10/14

Some heroes boast muscle and brawn. Others possess steely nerves and impeccable timing. But this hero is a little different.

This one has feathery fur, a sunny smile, a calm nature and — for a dog — an uncanny ability to zero in on the people who need her most. She’s a 15-year-old golden retriever named ‘Bretagne’, and she’s believed to be the last surviving search dog who worked at Ground Zero in New York City after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. (One other surviving search dog from 9/11, a 15-year-old English springer spaniel named Morgan, worked at Staten Island.)

For the first time since the recovery efforts after the attack, Bretagne returned this week to the site of the former World Trade Center complex with her longtime handler and owner, Denise Corliss of Cypress, Texas. They were joined by NBC News’ Tom Brokaw, who will tell their story on TODAY on Thursday morning, Sept. 11.

protectmarinelife:

Racing Extinction 

"Why would we want to disrupt something that took billions of years to evolve?”

protectmarinelife:

Maui’s dolphins live only off of the coast of New Zealand. They are the world’s smallest species of dolphin. With only 50 left in the wild, this species is very very near extinction. The threat to their survival stems from human and environmental  problems such as getting stuck in nets, pollution, getting hit by boats and boat propellors, and acoustic pollution from construction.

Stay golden! 🐶🐶
#goldenretrievers #goldens #goldensofinstagram #thedailygolden #lovemydogs (at Lincoln Woods State Park)