CHARLOTTE, NC (WSOC) — The Charlotte Fire Department’s newest member, a purebred English cream golden retriever, has a special job.
Lady Katherine, or “Cat” for short, will assist the department with its public education programs and help her fellow firefighters reduce stress.
Earlier this month, the department established a self-funded K-9 Program, and Cat is its first therapy canine.
The pup was chosen for and donated to the Charlotte Fire Department by a member of K-9 Caring Angels Therapy Dogs in Manassas, Virginia. The organization has successfully placed more than a dozen therapy canines in fire departments throughout the country.