TOWNSVILLE FIRE-FIGHTERS RECEIVE PETA AWARD FOR HEROIC CAT RESCUE
Kitten Plucked From Burning House in Currajong
For Immediate Release:
11 April 2012
Townsville – For rescuing a kitten who was trapped in a burning house, the fire-fighters of the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service (QFRS) received a Compassionate Action Award from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Australia.
The house on Bayswater Road in Currajong caught fire around 5:30 pm on Friday. It appears that a family dinner on the stove started the blaze, and the kitten had no avenue of escape until the fire-fighters arrived to rescue him. For these efforts, the QFRS will receive a framed certificate and a letter of appreciation.
“The compassion and heroism shown by members of the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service is truly an inspiration”, says PETA Australia Director of Campaigns Jason Baker. “Townsville residents are very fortunate to have emergency service personnel who are ready to protect and serve both residents and their beloved animal companions.”