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Happisburgh Lifeboat Crew Receives PETA Award For Rescue Of Dog Swept Out To Sea

For Immediate Release:

29 January 2014

Contact:

Ben Williamson +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 229; BenW@peta.org.uk

Happisburgh, Norfolk – For their skills and devotion to duty and for saving the life of Quila, a distressed female Labrador who had been swept away by the tide at Sea Palling days before Christmas, a crew from Royal National Lifeboat Institution – Happisburgh has just received PETA's Hero to Animals Award. The incident, which happened on 22 December, was caught on video camera.

"By remaining calm and determined, the lifeboat crew saved the life of a terrified animal who may have been within minutes of drowning", says PETA Associate Director Mimi Bekhechi. "Happisburgh and the surrounding communities are fortunate to have public servants who are willing to put their own safety on the line to protect all residents, whether on two legs or four."

A photo of Quila with three of the Happisburgh lifeboat crew members involved in the rescue (left to right, Will Baker, Sean Ferguson and Jake Munday) is available here.

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

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