Last day to vote for Clearwater dog as national hero

- There is only one day left to vote for a Bay Area rescue dog, who now helps investigate crimes, for the American Humane Hero Dog Awards.

Quincy the accelerant detection dog for Clearwater Fire & Rescue is in the running for the award. He's the only arson dog of the seven four-legged finalists and their two-legged partners.

The contestants are being flown to Hollywood for an awards show, which will air live in the fall on the Hallmark Channel.

Assistant Fire Marshal Ron Neuberger adopted Quincy as a 4-month-old Labrador mix from Pet Pal Animal Rescue. He quickly noticed Quincy always wanted to smell and look for things. The dog is now almost 9-years-old and has helped investigate hundreds of fires and has assisted in the conviction of more than 100 people.

Quincy is also the only accelerant detection dog in Pinellas County and assists all fire departments within the county and also surrounding counties.

Voting closes at 3 p.m. Eastern Time Wednesday. You can vote for Quincy by going to

Learn more about the awards at

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