On Friday afternoon Lottie Dot took her last ride, escorted by Memphis firefighters, to the verterinary clinic. In her 12 plus years as a therapy and fire dog Lottie Dot has delivered an amazing, immeasurable impact on our community.
Lottie Dot will be buried in the Honor Garden at Dixie Memorial. Burial is at 4:00pm on Friday April 26 with a brief viewing in the Chapel at 3:45pm. Izzy and Astro will be there and any who knew and loved her are encouraged to attend.
We would like to thank FedEx for its generous ongoing support of the Fire Museum of Memphis, including a recent $15,000 donation to support the FedEx Fire Room, the museum's signature exhibit. The FedEx Fire Room allows our visitors to safely experience the grave dangers of a home fire, including intense heat, blinding smoke, and how quickly it can spread and become life-threatening, giving us an effective tool to promote fire safety in our community. The Fire Museum has received $45,000 in support from FedEx over the last three years, as well as many other donations in the past twenty years, helping us to prevent injuries and loss of life from fires. Thank you to FedEx for being such an outstanding sponsor and member of our community!
Today, February 13, Izzy turned 8 years old! She has been with us at the museum for 6 years now, but her life wasn't always so great. At just 10 weeks old she was on the streets of Fort Hood, Texas before being rescued. Then, after 2 years of training and volunteer work she became a certified Fire and Therapy Dog! With the help of her trainer and caretaker, Patricia Belt, Izzy has made numerous public appearances and has brightened the lives of many kids by attending their birthday parties here at the museum.
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