Hampshire Fire And Rescue Service Receives PETA Award For Saving Deer

For Immediate Release:
16 December 2010

Sandra Smiley 0207 357 9229; [email protected]

Fareham, Hampshire – For demonstrating what can be achieved when people do whatever it takes to help an animal in distress, the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service will receive PETA’s Hero to Animals Award.

According to news reports, concerned onlookers called the fire and rescue service after witnessing a roe deer struggling on the ice near Boarhunt Road in Fareham. The rescuers used inflatable rescue paths to reach the animal and bring him to dry land. The deer was then taken to an RSPCA rescue centre to recover before being released back into the wild.

“The skill and determination that the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service demonstrated in saving this deer’s life should inspire others throughout the community and beyond”, says PETA’s Mimi Bekhechi. “Hampshire is fortunate to have a public agency that is ready to protect and serve both residents and the wildlife who call the area home.”

The Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service will receive a framed certificate and a letter of appreciation from PETA.

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