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Animal Hero Days at the VLM

Meet two shelties that won "Animal Hero" awards at the Virginia Living Museum.


524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23601



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The Virginia Living Museum has the honor of hosting Lothair and Molly, two brave and courageous shelties, along with their human mom, Melanie from 10 a.m.-noon. Lothair and Molly have each been awarded the Virginia Veterinary Medical Associations “Animal Hero Award.” Molly received her award in 2011 and Lothair most recently won the 2017 award in Feb. Both shelties are registered therapy dogs with Therapy Dogs International. What makes Lothair extraordinary? He was born deaf and knows 22 sign language commands. Learn about the Therapy Dog International Program and what it takes to be certified. Part of the VLM's "Dog Days of Spring" programs.