FDL Fire & Rescue Gets Award from PETA

FDL Fire and Rescue Photo

Fond du Lac Fire and Rescue
has received an award from PETA after firefighters rescued a cat from a house
fire earlier this week. PETA awarded the City Fire Department with a “Compassionate
Fire Department Award” for saving a family cat from the fire at a home on east 10th Street
Monday afternoon. Fire crews went back into the home after putting out the fire
to find the cat and used a special oxygen mask for animals to revive it. The
cat, named Steven, was treated for smoke inhalation and possible burns and was reunited
with its owners Thursday. PETA Vice President Colleen O’Brien said “A family’s
beloved cat was spared a horrible death because of these firefighter’s
commitment to helping anyone in strife, regardless of species.” She added “PETA
is recognizing the Fond du Lac Fire and Rescue team for its kindness, bravery
and quick action, which we hope will inspire people everywhere to come to the
aid of animals in need.” Among the things Fond
du Lac
Fire and Rescue will receive are a framed
certificate, award letter and fire alert stickers.