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KY canine up for 'Hero Dog Of The Year'

By: Melissa Etezadi Email
By: Melissa Etezadi Email

Her nose knows where someone sets a fire on purpose.

Honey is a member of the Scott County Fire Department. The central Kentucky canine works as an arson dog throughout the Commonwealth, helping sniff out arsons.

The yellow lab is up for a national honor. "She is in fifth place right now out of twelve contestants for hero dog of the year," explains Assistant Fire Chief and owner Jim Kanavy, "she is a part of my family but also my partner. She is a pro at her job and has helped with investigating countless fires."

Honey is just one of two accelerant detection canines in the state and is responsible for reducing the amount of arsons in communities throughout the region. "My bosses would say she's probably one of the best employees we have because she never complains."

The 2012 American Humane Society Hero Dog competition goes
on until June 30th. You can vote every day, once a day for your dog of choice. Honey is listed under the "Arson Dog" category. If she wins, Honey will get an all expense paid trip to California where she will meet Betty White and other celebrities. Charity partners for each finalist dog win prize money as well.

You can vote by going to their website:


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