SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) announced today that they are awarding those who rescued animals during the Carr Fire.
See a complete list of the awards below.
Compassionate Fire Department Award - Grass Valley Fire Department
The Grass Valley Fire Department was awarded for rescuing a cat and a chicken who were stranded together on a front porch.
Compassionate Police Department Award - California Highway Patrol, San Francisco Area
The San Francisco California Highway Patrol was awarded for rescuing an orphaned fawn.
Compassionate Action Award - Marine Tucker Zimmerman
Mark Zimmerman was awarded for rescuing and transporting 131 animals to safety and coordinating rescue operations and evacuation centers for over 1,000 animals.
Compassionate Police Department Award - Corning Police Department
The Corning Police Department is being awarded for tending to Grant, a fish that was left behind in the Carr Fire when his family evacuated.
Compassionate Fire Department Award - Cal Fire Engine 1489
Cal Fire Engine 1489 was also awarded for its help with saving Grant, a fish left behind in the Carr Fire.
"From an abandoned fish to an orphaned fawn, all these vulnerable animals were spared a traumatic and potentially deadly ordeal, thanks to the kindness and quick thinking of these highly deserving awardees," said PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. "PETA hopes their heroic actions will inspire people everywhere always to keep an eye out for and come to the aid of animals in need, especially during life-threatening natural disasters."