- Associated Press - Monday, January 8, 2018

POTWIN, Kan. (AP) - A fire dog who teaches children in Kansas how to stop, drop and roll now requires knee surgery to continue her job.

The Wichita Eagle reports that Tory the Dalmatian is the mascot of the city of Potwin Volunteer Fire Department. Her owner, Heath Austin, says Tory has several more years left of helping the department’s fire prevention program in Butler County.

But Tory tore her ACL in one of her knees, and needs surgery in order to keep performing tricks to teach children what to do in case of a fire.

Austin started a GoFundMe page just over two weeks ago to raise the $2,500 needed to help Tory. The campaign met its goal as of Monday.

Austin posted on the page that the department hopes to get Tory’s surgery done “in the next few weeks.”

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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