Department Recognised for Helping to Save Trapped and Injured Animals

For Immediate Release:
11 February 2019

Amman – A framed Animal Friend Award from PETA was presented to the Jordan Civil Defence Directorate last week for going above and beyond the call of duty to save the lives of trapped, scared, and injured animals.

Whether it’s helping to rescue cats and dogs stuck in street tunnels, saving puppies born in sewers from drowning, saving kittens whose heads have become stuck in tins of food, or helping cats unable to climb down safely from trees or buildings, the Civil Defence Directorate is always there for animals in need.

“Thanks to the heroic and compassionate actions of the Jordan Civil Defence Directorate, animals have escaped what could have been frightening, miserable deaths,” says PETA Senior Vice President of International Campaigns Jason Baker. “We hope the bravery, compassion, and charity displayed by the department in all its rescues will serve as a model for communities across Jordan.”

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” – says anyone who sees animals in distress and is unable to help should note their location and alert authorities immediately. PETA encourages caring people everywhere to use the Civil Defence Directorate’s valiant rescue stories as inspiration to help animals in need.

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