Parma Heights Police Nab PETA Award for Freeing Deer From Fence

Four Officers Kept Doe Calm During Rescue

For Immediate Release:
October 25, 2018

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Parma Heights, Ohio – A Compassionate Police Department Award is on its way from PETA to the Parma Heights Police Department after four officers responded to a resident’s call about a doe stuck in a fence on Saturday evening. Video footage shows that patrol officers Jackson, Hansen, and Taylor and Sgt. Czack used a blanket to cover the doe’s face and keep her calm as they carefully pulled her from the fence—and afterward, she ran off, apparently unharmed.

“These compassionate and determined officers saved this doe from a frightening and life-threatening predicament,” says PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “PETA encourages everyone to follow their example and come to the aid of animals in distress.”

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—encourages homeowners to help keep yards safe for animals by enclosing them with sturdy fencing without gaps, removing potentially poisonous plants or other materials, and covering any open sewer holes or pipes. Additional tips for living in harmony with wildlife and disposing of trash properly are available here.

The Parma Heights Police Department will receive a framed certificate and a box of delicious vegan cookies.

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