Statue Honoring Fire Dogs to Make Stop in Chicago

Statue depicts a firefighter with his four-legged partner

Friday, Sep 21, 2012  |  Updated 10:15 PM CDT
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Statue Honoring Fire Dogs to Make Stop in Chicago

Austin Weishel

National Fire Dog Monument, Photo by Austin Weishel

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Firefighters will be honoring their four-legged friends this weekend as Chicago plays host to the National Fire Dog Monument.

The "From Ashes to Answers" monument, a sculpture of a firefighter looking down at his Labrador retriever, will be on display Sunday from 4-7 p.m. at the Chicago Quinn Fire Academy.

Illinois State Fire Marshall Larry Matkaitis and arson dog Sadie, a winner of the 2011 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards, are expected to be in attendance, according to a release from the National Fire Dog Monument Road Show.

The statue is on a 12-city tour before it reaches its permanent home in Washington, D.C., road show organizers said.

After the stature of a fireman and his pal depart Chicago, its next stop is Indianapolis, according to the organization's website.

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