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Congressman to the Rescue: Sidewalks too Hot For Fed Dogs

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Just because they work like a dog,  doesn’t mean they have to suffer. Here’s Congressman Bob Brady to the rescue.

By Dan Gross
Philadelphia Daily News
CAPITOL Police dogs should soon be barking their gratitude to U.S. Rep. Bob Brady. Brady recently noticed that some of the bomb-sniffing dogs that inspect cars at the entrance to the Capitol were limping and was told it’s because of the hot pavement.

So Brady has arranged for the asphalt where the dogs work to be painted white.

The white paint is said to be 20 to 25 degrees cooler than blacktop, and Brady says the CIA, FBI, and Secret Service headquarters all have white paint to help their search dogs.

Brady says the painting will be done Saturday. He offered to provide paint, but the Capitol Police turned him down.

“The dogs are getting hurt and they can’t do their jobs. It’s hard to concentrate on smelling a bomb if their feet are burning,” Brady told us.

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