Green Bay Firefighters Receive PETA Award for Saving Dog

First Responders Pull Pup From Burning House, Provide Oxygen

For Immediate Release:
November 11, 2015

Lakisha Ridley 202-483-7382

Green Bay, Wis. – Courtesy of PETA, a Compassionate Fire Department Award is on its way to the Green Bay Metro Fire Department for its quick rescue of Max, a dog who was trapped inside a burning house. Firefighters carried Max to an ambulance and gave him oxygen before whisking him to a local veterinary clinic for observation. No humans were home at the time.

To thank the firefighters for their brave efforts, PETA is sending them a framed certificate, along with a box of delicious vegan cookies and a copy of The Engine 2 Diet—a Texas firefighter’s 28-day plan for staying in prime firefighting shape by eating plant-based meals.

“These firefighters’ compassion and quick action made all the difference for this dog,” says PETA Senior Director Colleen O’Brien. “PETA hopes this will inspire others to take a page from their book and always come to the aid of animals in need.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—encourages all animal guardians to put a sign on doors or windows to alert rescue workers to the presence of dogs and cats. Families can order stickers from the PETA Catalog or make their own.

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