Lothian And Borders Fire And Rescue Service Receives PETA Award For Saving Pony

 

For Immediate Release:
21 January 2010


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


Longridge, Scotland – For using brain and brawn to rescue a Shetland pony trapped in a barn after the building’s roof collapsed under the weight of snow, the Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service will receive a Hero to Animals Award from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).


On 3 January, the Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service successfully cut through fallen timber and metal to reach Samson the pony and helped him escape without injury. PETA is expressing the gratitude that everyone feels for the fire and rescue service’s compassionate action by sending the team a certificate and a letter of appreciation.


“The determination and compassion that the members of the Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service showed in helping Samson make them community role models”, says PETA’s Poorva Joshipura. “West Lothian is fortunate to have emergency responders who are ready to serve and protect all the area’s residents – no matter what their species.”


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