Dog miss­ing since July 4 saved fam­ily from fire two years ago

The Covington News - - FRONT PAGE - KAYLA ROBINS krobins@cov­news.com

Two years ago, Tammy Fouts’s dog, Lola, woke her up in the mid­dle of the night. Fouts tried to go back to sleep, but Lola kept scratch­ing at the bed. Then Fouts heard a crack­ling noise.

The top half of the house, right above her head, was on fire.

Lola saved Fouts and her grand­son that night by alert­ing her to some­thing gone wrong, but now Lola is miss­ing, and Fouts said she is afraid of what may have hap­pened to her “sweet, hum­ble dog.”

“She was a stray dog that took up with me about eight to 10 years ago,” Fouts said.

Fouts said Lola was al­ways scared of thun­der and thinks she ran away dur­ing the thun­der­storms and fire- works on July 4. She and her fam­ily were on va­ca­tion and could not keep her in the house the whole time, she said. Fouts lives at 35 Knights Drive off Salem Road in Cov­ing­ton.

She said she has been check­ing the pound but has not heard of any dog com- ing re­sem­bling Lola.

Fouts de­scribed Lola as a 10-year-old black and red/brown chow-mix who should have a black col­lar with a heart tag. She is a full-haired dog but had been shaved re­cently.

“She slept by my bed,” Fouts said, “ev­ery night.”

Sub­mit­ted photo /The Cov­ing­ton News

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