For Immediate Release:
11 July 2012
Taree – For rescuing a dog named Dash who was trapped in a burning house, the firefighters of Fire and Rescue Service NSW (FRNSW) received a Compassionate Action Award from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Australia.
The house on Alonbar Crescent caught fire on Thursday night. It appears that Dash had no avenue of escape until the firefighters arrived to rescue him. Although they heard him whimpering, he showed no signs of life when they reached him. The firefighters put an oxygen mask over his muzzle, and after a few minutes, he revived. For these efforts, the FRNSW will receive a framed certificate and a letter of appreciation from PETA.
“The compassion and heroism shown by members of Fire and Rescue Service NSW is truly an inspiration”, says PETA Australia Director of Campaigns Jason Baker. “Taree residents are very fortunate to have emergency service personnel who are ready to protect and serve both residents and their beloved animal companions.”