COBBITTY FIREFIGHTERS RECEIVE PETA AWARD FOR HEROIC DOG RESCUE

Fire Brigade Digs 2.5-Metre Hole to Save Oscar

For Immediate Release:

20 September 2013

Cobbitty – For rescuing a dog from a wombat hole, the firefighters of Cobbitty Rural Fire Brigade received a Compassionate Fire Department Award from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Australia.

Oscar was trapped down the deep hole for almost three hours. He couldn’t be reached without special digging equipment brought in by the fire department volunteers. For its efforts, the Cobbitty Rural Fire Brigade will receive a framed certificate and a letter of appreciation from PETA.

“The compassion and care shown by the members of the Cobbitty Rural Fire Brigade is truly an inspiration”, says PETA Australia Director of Campaigns Jason Baker. “Residents of the Macarthur region are very fortunate to have emergency service personnel who are ready to protect and serve both residents and their beloved animal companions.”

For more information about helping animals, visit PETA.org.au.

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