DUBAI FIREMEN RECEIVE PETA AWARD FOR RESCUING ANIMALS TRAPPED IN BURNING BUILDING

Firefighters Made Innumerable Trips up One of Dubai’s Tallest Buildings to Save Lives

For Immediate Release:
25 July 2016

Dubai – For ensuring that the animals trapped during the Sulafa Tower blaze were brought to safety on Wednesday, 20 July, the Dubai Civil Defence will receive a Hero to Animals Award from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia-Pacific.

Firemen worked quickly to make countless trips up the 76-storey building to rescue residents’ animals. Dogs, cats, and birds were some of the animals noted to have been saved. The animals were placed in cages, carried down the flights of stairs, and reunited with their guardians outside. For their efforts, the Dubai officials will receive a framed certificate and a letter of appreciation from PETA.

“The compassion and heroism shown by Dubai’s firefighters are truly an inspiration”, says PETA Asia Vice President of International Operations Jason Baker. “Residents of Dubai are very fortunate to have emergency-service personnel who are ready to protect and serve both its human and animal residents.”

For more information about helping animals, please visit PETAAsia.com.

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