Durham Grit Award

Jul. 05, 2013 @ 06:39 PM

Worthy, a service dog in training who died when he was left in a quickly-heating car with its windows rolled up, may not have died in vain.

Charlene Hayes, who fostered and help train Worthy, and Elaine White, who bred and donated Worthy and his brother, Taylor, to Eyes, Ears, Nose and Paws, have launched Facebook pages to educate people about the dangers of leaving dogs in cars.

Hayes calls hers “The Worthy Project,” while White’s undertaking is “For the Love of Worthy.”

We admire their passion, and their pages are a fitting legacy for Worthy – and are, indeed, worthy of this week’s Durham Grit Award.