Drone Rescue of Stranded Dog Nabs Volunteers a PETA Award

Drone Rescue of Stranded Dog Nabs Volunteers a PETA Award

Hampshire – After two days of rescue attempts by local authorities failed to save a stranded dog named Millie from dangerous mudflats, volunteers for Denmead Drone Search & Rescue came up with a novel approach: attaching a tasty treat to a drone to lure the dog to higher ground. The quick thinking paid off. Now Millie is back with her family, and a PETA Hero to Animals Award has been sent to the rescuers!

According to reports, Millie first went missing after she slipped her lead during a walk. Later, she was spotted on the mudflats, where the small and timid dog could have been swallowed by the rising tide.

“Millie must have been terribly hungry after being away from her guardian for two days, and this clever plan took that into account,” says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “All of us at PETA are sending our thanks to these heroes, and we hope that this resourceful act of compassion inspires others to come to the aid of animals in need.”

To maximise dogs’ safety and comfort, PETA recommends using a nylon harness, not a collar, while out on walks. For a dog who pulls too hard, guardians can use an Easy Walk harness, which discourages pulling without causing discomfort to the dog.

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way” – opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk or follow the group on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.


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