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Native UPS Driver Nabs PETA Award for Saving Canine From Fireplace

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July 25, 2023

Nicole Perreira 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. – A Compassionate Motion Award is on its method from PETA to native UPS driver Christopher Schwenk for his heroic deed that saved the lives of three canine trapped inside a burning dwelling final week after a lightning strike. The canine’ guardians weren’t dwelling, and when Schwenk realized that the animals had been in peril, he kicked within the entrance door, searched the home, discovered the canine, and received them out safely—an motion he advised PETA he would “do once more in a heartbeat” and hopes others would, too. PETA hopes the identical.

As Schwenk defined to PETA, he knew the Granby Avenue dwelling had canine—whom he known as his “buddies”—as a result of the home is on his route. He mentioned he “needed to step in and take motion” after seeing the smoke and that one other good Samaritan had participated within the rescue. PETA is searching for the identification of the opposite particular person so it might probably thank him as nicely.

“Due to UPS driver Christopher Schwenk’s fast, heroic actions, petrified canine who had been actually going to perish within the flames had been saved and returned to their human household,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “PETA encourages everybody to observe his instance by appearing swiftly to assist animals in peril, whether or not in a burning dwelling, on the roadway, or anyplace in any respect.”

Schwenk will obtain a framed certificates, an At all times Root for the Underdog T-Shirt, Rescue Roast espresso, bars of vegan Chocolate to the Rescue, a Canine in Scorching Vehicles Emergency Window Breaking Hammer, and toys for his adopted cat and canine.

PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals are usually not ours to abuse in any method”—recommends putting indicators on doorways and home windows alerting rescue employees to the presence of canine, cats, and different companion animals. Guardians could make their very own indicators or order stickers at To be taught extra about PETA and its mission to cease speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview, please take heed to The PETA Podcast or observe the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.



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