WANDIN NORTH CAT RECEIVES PETA AWARD FOR RESCUING GUARDIAN FROM FIRE

Sally’s Quick Thinking Saves Sleeping Man

For Immediate Release:
3 September 2014

Melbourne – For rescuing her guardian from a burning house in Wandin North, a cat named Sallywill receive a Heroic Cat Award from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Australia.

The cat’s guardian, Craig Geeves, was asleep when the fire started. Sally jumped on his head and screamed to wake him up, and as a result, he was able to make his way outside, sustaining only minor smoke inhalation. For her quick thinking, Sally will receive a framed certificate from PETA.

“Animals are smart, loyal and resourceful. Mr Geeves was lucky that Sally, his beloved animal companion, was there to save his life”, says PETA Australia Director of Campaigns Jason Baker. “PETA affiliates around the world have recognised dozens of cases in which companion animals, often ones who were saved from shelters, have paid their guardians back by saving their lives.”

Your hero might be waiting for you at a local animal shelter. PETA Australia encourages people with the time and resources to include a cat or dog in their family to adopt one from the RSPCA or another rescue group.

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

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