For immediate release:
Jul 15, 2021
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Centerville, Iowa – BUT Compassion Award is en route from PETA to three local kayakers – Jessica Rose, Josh Rose, and Shakira Sias – seen in a viral TikTok video rescuing a tired, lame and bleeding dog they found on the muddy banks of the Khariton River.
The kayakers stopped to walk up to a trembling dog named Ethyl, judging by its tags, and called her guardian, who reported that the 10-year-old dog had run away from the sound of the fireworks for nearly two hours. a week former. Offering food, water, and lots of reassurance, the kayakers raced down the river with Ethyl for four hours before reuniting her with their guardian.
“She’s a sweet girl,” says lifeguard Jessica Rose in a video that has since been viewed over 130,000 times. “We were able to call her mom, who was so excited that I heard her screams on the phone while my husband called.”
“Thanks to these heroes, this gentle dog can snuggle up to its family again,” says PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “With this well-deserved award, PETA honors these kayakers for their active involvement and reminds everyone to protect dogs like Ethyl by avoiding fireworks.”
Every Independence Day (and every time the fireworks start) animal shelters see a surge of lost dogs and cats escaping the noise. Many animals panic and jump over fences, break chains, or even break through windows. Fireworks also cause wild animals to run onto roads and buildings, or to abandon their nests.
Each kayaker will receive a framed certificate and a box of delicious vegan biscuits.
PETA, whose motto is in part that “animals are not in our hands to be abused in any way,” is opposed to arrogance, a worldview focused on human superiority. For more information please visitPETA.orgor subscribe to the group onTwitter,Facebook, orInstagram…