Bird Saved After Being Shot Through the Head With an Arrow

For Immediate Release:
6 September 2013

Umina Beach – For rushing an injured duck to a veterinarian after finding her shot through the head with an arrow, Matisse Lehmann, Jasmine Duxbury and Calum Lehmann will each receive a Hero to Animals Award from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Australia.

The children, who range in age from 8 to 11, were playing at the creek off Neera and Cowper roads when they found the arrow and then the injured bird. They wrapped her in a towel and rushed her to a local vet, who expects her to make a full recovery. For their quick thinking and kind efforts, Matisse, Jasmine and Calum will each receive a framed certificate and a letter of appreciation from PETA.

“The compassion and heroism shown by these children are truly an inspiration”, says PETA Australia Director of Campaigns Jason Baker. “These days, so many people don’t want to get involved, or they pretend not to see what happens to animals. These children are heroes for animals because they did not hesitate to help when they saw an animal in trouble. Umina residents are very fortunate to have people like these kids who are ready to spring into action to care for animals.”

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