Hero Fire-Fighters Come to Noah the Donkey’s Rescue

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When Noah fell into a 7-foot-deep storm drain, Cambridge’s Black Watch fire brigade jumped into action. The crew worked tirelessly to rescue the 6-year-old donkey. That’s why we’ve presented them with a Hero to Animals Award.

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Crew Commander Jeff Whitlam said, “We have been overwhelmed by the support and praise by the community since carrying out this rescue and this award has just topped it off. It is humbling to be recognised as heroes by PETA but we are trained to rescue animals and we know any of our colleagues would have done the same. The real thanks must go to those people locally who helped us on the night and who have since been fundraising and caring for Noah”.

The skill, determination and compassion that Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service demonstrated in saving this donkey’s life will inspire others throughout the community and beyond. Cambridgeshire is fortunate to have an emergency service that’s ready to protect and serve both residents and the animals who call the area home.


  • Crissy Creasey commented on September 30, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Yes, I think the Fire Brigade are brilliant re animal rescues in general. I had an incident involving my dog and barbed wire recently & dialled 999. The Fire Brigade said they’d be there within 15 minutes. Luckily I managed to rescue him myself (I thought a barb had gone through his ear on initial viewing but fortunately it was just caught around hair) so cancelled them but the fact they were going to arrive so quickly was wonderful of them.

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