Dyno-Rod Receives PETA Award For Rescuing Puppy Who Disappeared Down Toilet

For Immediate Release:
10 July 2009

Sam Glover 020 7357 9229, ext 229; [email protected]

Northolt, Middlesex – For saving the life of a 1-week-old puppy who fell down a toilet in Northolt, Middlesex, on 15 June, Harrow-based plumbing and draining company Dyno-Rod will receive a Hero to Animals Award from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Europe.

According to reports, Dyno-Rod was called to the scene after attempts to rescue the puppy – who had been accidentally flushed down the toilet by a 4-year-old child – had failed. The puppy had been trapped in a pipe for nearly four hours, and both the local fire brigade and the RSPCA had tried but failed to free the animal, so Dyno-rod was called in. The company used specialised equipment, including closed-circuit television equipment, to find the dog, who was trapped in a pipe 20 yards from the child’s family’s home. The puppy, who has been named Dyno in honour of his rescuers, was eventually pulled from a nearby manhole and is now recovering nicely.

Dyno-Rod will receive a framed certificate and a letter of appreciation from PETA.

“The determination and compassion that Dyno-Rod showed in saving this puppy’s life is an inspiration”, says PETA Director Robbie LeBlanc. “The company has proved beyond a doubt that sometimes men are a dog’s best friend.”

For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.