For immediate release:
July 2, 2021
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Vallejo, California. – BUT Compassionate Fire Department Award is on his way from PETA to Vallejo Fire Department and to firefighter Scott Barger, who was putting out a plant fire on Sunday night, June 27, when he found two kittens crying. He watched over them until control of the animals arrived – and once the kittens recovered from minor burns and grew up, he would adopt one and his parents would adopt another.
“Thanks to Officer Barger, these two little kittens have escaped the fire and become a family,” says PETA vice president Colleen O’Brien. “PETA hopes their story will inspire everyone to look after animals in need.”
While these kittens are sent to their new homes, about 70 million other cats and dogs in the United States remain homeless at any given time. An estimated 10% of them end up in animal shelters, where many must eventually be euthanized for reasons including injury, illness, old age, emotional and psychological damage, and lack of good homes. This is why PETA is in favor of adoption and encourages guardians to neuter or neuter their companion animals.
Vallejo Fire Department will receive a framed certificate, a signed letter from PETA President Ingrid Newkirk, a box of vegan cookies and a copy Diet Engine 2written by a former firefighter and professional triathlete.
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