Olympian Greg Rutherford To Receive Another Gold- In Compassion
For Immediate Release:
23 January 2015
Hannah Levitt +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 235; [email protected]
OLYMPIAN GREG RUTHERFORD TO RECEIVE ANOTHER GOLD – IN COMPASSION
Athlete’s Heroic Animal-Rescue Attempt Recognised by PETA
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire – For carrying an injured doe 2 miles after discovering she couldn’t move, Olympic medallist Greg Rutherford will receive a Gold Heart Award from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
Rutherford discovered the stranded animal while out walking his dogs and refused to leave her. He then painstakingly carried the doe, whom he later named Doris, to his home, where he called the local animal hospital for help. Although she was later humanely euthanised because of the severity of her injuries, PETA recognizes that Rutherford’s actions prevented Doris from experiencing a prolonged and painful death.
“Greg Rutherford is not only a gold medallist but he showed he has a heart of gold, too”, says PETA Director Mimi Bekhechi. “We believe his actions will inspire people everywhere who hear about his good deed to help other animals in trouble.”
For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.