Heroic Dog and Police Department Net PETA Awards Following Home Invasion

Police Come to Aid of Injured Dog Who Scared Off Burglar

For Immediate Release:
October 23, 2015

Lakisha Ridley 202-483-7382

Seattle – Courtesy of PETA, a Heroic Dog Award is on its way to the Seattle home of Emily Mosites, in recognition of her beloved 7-year-old rescued dog Egypt’s brave defense of their home from a burglar. When police arrived after receiving a tip from a neighbor who spotted a stranger running away from the home, they heard a dog barking and saw blood on the floor. They found Egypt inside, injured and whimpering, and they were quick to bandage her up and reunite her with her guardian. She sustained two severed tendons in her right front paw and tore her tendon sheath in her left front paw during the incident and is now recovering with casts on two of her legs. The Seattle Police Department’s South Precinct will receive a Compassionate Police Department Award for its quick action in saving Egypt’s life.

Photo credit: Emily Mosites

“This brave dog risked her life to protect her home, and it’s thanks to these officers that she’s alive today and recovering at home with her family,” says PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. “PETA hopes this story will inspire caring people to 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 anyone with the time, willingness, ability, and resources to care for a dog properly to adopt one from a shelter rather than contributing to the homeless-animal crisis by buying from a breeder or a pet store.

Egypt will receive a framed certificate, along with a care package to help her through her recovery. The Seattle Police Department’s South Precinct will also receive a framed certificate as well as a box of delicious vegan cookies. Because Egypt’s injuries were so severe, the vet bills are mounting. Her emergency fundraising page is here.

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