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GOLD COAST IRONWOMAN RECEIVES PETA AWARD FOR HEROIC DOG RESCUE

Dog Revived After Nearly Drowning

For Immediate Release:
25 October 2012

Mermaid Beach – For rescuing a dog who was on the brink of death after nearly drowning, Gold Coast surf lifesaver and Ironwoman Hayley Bateup has received a Compassionate Action Award from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Australia.

After Jack fell into a lake on Wednesday, he showed no apparent signs of life as his guardian pulled him out of the water. Hayley, who was training her squad of Nippers, started chest compressions while the dog’s guardian performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. After several tense minutes, Jack’s pulse returned and he regained consciousness. For her efforts, Hayley will receive a framed certificate and a letter of appreciation from PETA.

“The compassion and heroism that Hayley showed is truly an inspiration”, says PETA Australia Director of Campaigns Jason Baker. “Gold Coast residents are very fortunate to have people like  her who are ready to protect and serve both residents and their beloved animal companions.”

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