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Sheriff’s Workplace Nabs PETA Award for Rescuing Canine From Burning SUV


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February 8, 2022

Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382

Douglas County, Colo. – A Compassionate Police Division Award is on its means from PETA to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Workplace after Deputy Michael Gregorek rescued a canine named Hank from a smoke-filled car.

Gregorek’s physique cam footage exhibits him arriving on the scene on January 22—and the second that Hank’s frantic guardian advised him a canine was trapped within the burning automobile, Gregorek sprang into motion: He broke by means of two of the SUV’s home windows together with his baton, pulled Hank out, and carried him away from the smoke. A neighbor gave Gregorek some water to assist him get well from smoke inhalation—and one other neighbor, a veterinarian, checked out Hank and decided that he was OK.

In an interview posted by the Sheriff’s Workplace, Gregorek defined, “I’d have accomplished the identical factor whether or not or not it’s child, human, canine, cat—a life is a life, and also you form of deal with it as such in a state of affairs like that.”

“When Deputy Gregorek heard {that a} canine was in peril, he reached proper right into a burning automobile to avoid wasting that animal’s life,” says PETA Senior Vice President Colleen O’Brien. “PETA hopes his selflessness and fast considering will encourage others to step in and assist each time an animal is in peril.”

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Workplace will obtain a framed certificates and packing containers of scrumptious vegan cookies.

PETA—whose motto reads, partially, that “animals aren’t ours to abuse in any means”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra data, please go to or observe the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.




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