Fire Officers Climb Tree to Disentangle Powerful Owl

For Immediate Release:
7 January 2016

Sydney – For assisting an owl who was tangled in rope and hanging from a tree, fire officers from Fire & Rescue NSW in Engadine will receive a Hero to Animals Award from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Australia.

Powerful owls live only on the East Coast of Australia and are on the New South Wales threatened species list. The owl in this case, named Eve by the people who reported her plight, was a juvenile. She was taken to a veterinary office and nursed back to health in preparation for her release back into the wild. For their efforts, the Engadine firies will receive a framed certificate and a letter of appreciation from PETA.

“The compassion and heroism shown by members of Fire & Rescue NSW are truly an inspiration”, says PETA Australia Director of Campaigns Jason Baker. “Residents of The Shire are very fortunate to have emergency-service personnel who are ready to protect and serve both residents and local wildlife.”

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