Phoenix Woman Receives PETA Award for Heroic Rescue of Dog

Group Offers Reward for Help in Nabbing Culprit Who Shot Dog Rescued and Adopted by Good Samaritan

For Immediate Release:
October 25, 2013

Allison Lakomski 202-483-7382 

Phoenix — When Arizona resident Andi Davis spotted a grievously injured dog during her morning hike in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, she knew she had to help him—so she carried the 47-pound dog half a mile down the steep mountainside and took him to the Arizona Humane Society’s Second Chance Animal Hospital, where he was treated for his life-threatening, gunshot-related injuries. The dog, now named Elijah, is recovering well from his injuries and has found a new home with Davis and her family, including 10-year-old daughter Jessica, who was reportedly “thrilled” to be able to adopt him.

For her extraordinary efforts, Davis will receive a Compassionate Action Award from PETA. The group is also offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who shot Elijah. Anyone with information should call 757-622-PETA.

“Thanks to Andi Davis’ heroic actions, Elijah hasn’t just survived being cruelly shot and left to die—he is now thriving in his loving new home,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA hopes Davis’ kindness will inspire others always to help animals in need—and prompt anyone with information about Elijah’s injuries to come forward now, before his attacker claims another victim.”

Davis will receive a framed certificate and delicious vegan chocolates. 

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