For Immediate Release:
27 May 2016
TITIRANGI FIREFIGHTERS RECEIVE PETA AWARD FOR RESCUING DUCKLINGS
Fire Officers Reunite Trapped Ducklings With Their Mother
Auckland – For assisting eight ducklings who had become trapped down a drain at Green Bay, fire officers from the Titirangi Volunteer Fire Brigade will receive a Hero to Animals Award from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Australia.
The firefighters filmed the 20-minute rescue operation and the ducklings’ joyful reunion with their anxious mother. One rescuer held onto the legs of his colleague as he reached down into the drain to retrieve the animals. For their efforts, the fire brigade will receive a framed certificate and a letter of appreciation from PETA.
“The compassion and heroism shown by members of the Titirangi Volunteer Fire Brigade are truly an inspiration”, says PETA Australia Associate Director Ashley Fruno. “Residents of Auckland are very fortunate to have emergency-service personnel who are ready to protect and serve both its human and animal residents.”
For more information about helping animals, please visit PETA.org.au.