Santa Monica Fire Department gets PETA award for saving canine from fire

Santa Monica Fire Department gets an award from PETA. Photo by PETA.

SANTA MONICA, CA – PETA has awarded a Compassionate Fire Department Award to Santa Monica Fire Department Engine 1C, Station 1 after a heroic rescue involving a dog’s life.

On March 21, a fire occurred in an apartment building near Santa Monica High School. When firefighters rushed in to the burning unit, they discovered an unconscious dog named Nalu. One of the firefighters, Andrew Klein, administered CPR techniques for 20 minutes until the canine was breathing again. It is reported that Nalu is now in the hospital making a full recovery, thanks to Klein.

“These firefighters had the knowledge, resources, and determination needed to save this little dog from the brink of death and reunite him with his relieved guardian,” says PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien to Santa Monica Observer. “PETA hopes their kindness will inspire people everywhere to come to the aid of animals in need.”

It is reported that along with the award itself, the Santa Monica Fire Department will be commended with fire-alert stickers, a box of vegan cookies, and a book full of 28-day meal plans for firefighters based on a plant diet.