Georgetown Township Firefighters Nab PETA Award for Saving Canine From Frozen Lake


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January 19, 2024

Sara Groves 202-483-7382

Georgetown Constitution Township, Mich. – A Compassionate Fireplace Division Award is on its manner from PETA to the Georgetown Township Fireplace Division in recognition of rescuers’ bravery and dedication in saving a canine who had fallen by means of the ice into Cedar Lake East on Monday.

The canine, named Hazel, was struggling to remain afloat about 20 toes from shore. Sporting a rescue swimsuit, Georgetown Township Dive Rescue Staff member Jereme VandenHeuvel waded by means of the chest-deep water to succeed in Hazel and wrap her in his arms. His teammates used ropes to tow the pair again to land, and though Hazel had ice accumulating on her face and nostril and instantly collapsed to the bottom, she was reunited along with her relieved guardian and is recovering properly.

A information article in regards to the rescue quoted VandenHeuvel as saying, “A life is a life. If it’s a canine or a human, we’re considering the identical mode.”

Images courtesy of Georgetown Constitution Township Fireplace Division

“This canine was minutes away from a terrifying loss of life, however due to the Georgetown Township firefighters’ compassion and fast motion, she’s protected again at house along with her household,” says PETA Senior Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “PETA hopes these rescuers’ bravery will encourage folks in every single place to at all times assist after they see an animal in want.”

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

PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals will not be ours to abuse in any manner”—factors out that Each Animal Is Somebody and provides free Empathy Kits for individuals who want a lesson in kindness. For extra data, please go to or observe the group on X (previously Twitter), Fb, or Instagram.