Local Construction Company Nabs PETA Award for Dog Rescue

MOR Construction Services, Inc., Used Robotic Camera to Find and Safely Remove Dog From Drainage Pipe

For Immediate Release:
September 17, 2020

Nicole Meyer 202-483-7382

Concord Township, Pa. – A Compassionate Action Award is on the way from PETA to MOR Construction Services, Inc., which came to the rescue of a senior dog named Trixie on Monday.

At 15 years old, Trixie is blind and hard of hearing—so she was unable to find her way to safety after she slipped through a fence and fell into a sludge-filled drainage pipe. After receiving a call from Concord Township, MOR Construction Services arrived on the scene and used its brand-new robotic camera to find Trixie. Workers were able to keep an eye on her as they cut a hole into the cement pipe around her, and as this video shows, they were soon able to climb down, grab her, and carry her back up to her grateful guardian.

“MOR Construction Services pulled out all the stops to save this scared and confused dog,” says PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “Her rescue is a shining example of what can happen when a community comes together to help an animal in need, and PETA hopes it will inspire everyone to do whatever it takes when an animal is in trouble.”

PETA encourages all guardians to keep their animal companions near them on walks by using a leash and a comfortable, secure harness. Yards should also be kept safe by enclosing them with sturdy fencing, removing potentially poisonous plants or other materials, and covering any open manholes or pipes.

MOR Construction Services will receive a framed certificate and boxes of delicious vegan cookies.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—opposes speciesism, which is a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.

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