Beloit K-9 voted Arson Dog of the Year
A K-9 with the Beloit Fire Department has been voted the American Humane Association’s 2015 Arson Dog of the Year, according to a release.
Lt. Keith Lynn’s partner Glory won the title, along with $2,500 for the charity Project Paws Alive, which provides protective equipment for K-9s.
Glory is trained to sniff out traces of hydrocarbon based accelerants to help prevent purposefully set fires.. She also provides emotional support for firefighters and paramedics.
“It is very humbling to know so many friends recognize the work Glory does and take the time to vote for her,” Lynn said.
Lynn and Glory also visit schools, clubs and organizations to talk about fire safety.
Glory is also up for the title of American Hero Dog, which would secure another $5,000 for Project Paws Alive. The third round of voting is open from July 6 to Sept. 7 for up to one vote per day at this website.
Lynn and Glory will fly to Hollywood to attend the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards to find out if she is voted the 2015 American Hero Dog.