Nottinghamshire Teen Receives PETA Award For Saving Animal Companion With Cpr

For Immediate Release:
18 July 2011

Sandra Smiley 0207 357 9229, ext 229; [email protected]

Worksop, Nottinghamshire – For administering CPR on his dog, Bronk, and saving the animal’s life, local schoolboy Dean Allen has received PETA’s Hero to Animals Award.

According to news reports, Dean, 15, was walking with a friend by the River Ryton near his Worksop home when his dog, Bronk, leaped into the water. The Staffordshire bull terrier was lifeless when Dean pulled him from the water and onto the bank. Dean said that he was able to bring his animal companion back to life by using skills learned at first-aid classes, including chest compressions and the kiss of life.

“Thanks to Dean’s heroic efforts, what could have ended in tragedy for Bronk had a happy ending”, says PETA spokesperson Sandra Smiley. “We hope his compassionate action will serve as inspiration to others always to help animals in need.”

Dean has been sent a framed certificate and a letter of appreciation from PETA.