Duluth Firefighters Nab PETA Award for Braving 8-Foot Waves to Save Canine From Frigid Lake Superior


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December 15, 2023

Sara Groves 202-483-7382

Duluth, Minn. – A Compassionate Hearth Division Award is on its approach from PETA to the Duluth Hearth Division for rescuers’ bravery and dedication in dashing into the freezing waters of Lake Superior to avoid wasting a canine who had jumped into the channel close to the Aerial Elevate Bridge on December 7.

Guided by crew members—and the canine’s frantic guardian, who shined moveable lights from the pier—firefighters in ice-rescue fits fought by means of 8-foot waves to search out the canine, who saved dipping beneath the water’s floor. After crew members managed to pay money for his collar, they had been swept up by the waves, however a rescue crew with an inflatable boat was in a position to pull them to security. As soon as on dry land, the canine rapidly stopped shivering and was even wagging his tail as he jumped into the automotive of his relieved guardian.

A metropolis spokesperson informed PETA that the Duluth Hearth Division makes an effort to deal with every animal the identical as they might any particular person in want and that it has oxygen masks made only for cats and canine.

Video footage captured the second rescuers and the canine handed underneath the Ariel Elevate Bridge. Credit score: Duluth Hearth Division

“Duluth’s firefighters didn’t hesitate to leap into motion and plunge into the raging, freezing waters of Lake Superior to assist save an animal from a terrifying loss of life,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA hopes their courageous actions encourage folks in all places to step up and assist once they see an animal in want.”

The division will obtain a framed certificates and vegan candies from PETA.

PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals aren’t ours to abuse in any approach”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra info, please go to org, hearken to The PETA Podcast, or observe the group on X (previously Twitter), Fb, or Instagram.


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