North Las Vegas Fire Department Receives PETA Award for Rescuing Dogs

Rescue Workers Use Mouth-to-Mouth, Oxygen Masks to Revive Unresponsive Animals

For Immediate Release:
October 28, 2013

David Perle 202-483-7382

North Las Vegas, Nev. — On Tuesday, October 22, the North Las Vegas Fire Department responded to a blaze in a house on Englestad Street. After extinguishing the flames, firefighters discovered two unresponsive dogs. Rescue workers performed CPR and then used oxygen masks to revive the animals. By the time crews left the scene, both dogs were running about and playing.

For the firefighters’ efforts to save the two dogs, the North Las Vegas Fire Department will receive PETA’s Compassionate Fire Department Award.

“North Las Vegas firefighters are truly heroes because they don’t consider their job done until all residents—both human and nonhuman—have made it to safety,” says PETA Senior Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch. “PETA hopes the compassion and know-how shown by these firefighters will inspire others always to come to the aid of animals in need.”

PETA encourages all animal guardians to place 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 at home.

The North Las Vegas Fire Department will receive a framed certificate, a letter of appreciation, and a box of delicious vegan chocolates from PETA.

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