The activist group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has awarded a truck driver for his role in saving the lives of two dogs.
On Tuesday, December 18, PETA announced that they will be sending a truck driver the “Compassionate Action Award” for his role in rescuing two dogs who were thrown from an SUV onto southbound I-81 near Whitney Point, New York on the morning of December 12. In addition to a framed certificate, PETA says that they’ll be sending the truck driver some “delicious” vegan cookies.
The truck driver, identified only as Adam, pulled his truck over and retrieved the two Beagle mixes from the interstate. One of dogs was severely injured, so Adam wrapped the animal up in his sweatshirt. New York State Police soon arrived and helped administer first aid to the animals.
Both dogs were taken to the Broome County Humane Society. The severely injured dog had to have one of its front legs amputated but is expected to recover.
PETA also honored the New York State Police Troop C with the “Compassionate Police Department Award” for their role in saving the dogs.
There is a $16,500 cash award being offered thanks to donations from various groups — including PETA — for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person who threw the dogs on the interstate. If you know anything about the incident, you’re asked to call the New York State Police in Homer at 607-749-1614.