Firefighters save freezing dog in Hyattsville

HYATTSVILLE, MD. (WUSA9) - PETA is honoring Prince George's County Fire Department for saving a dog from an icy ravine.

The rescue was captured on camera, and posted on Twitter:

The fire department responded to an emergency call on December 15 about a dog stuck in a snowy dam. When firefighters arrived at the scene, they used a ladder to climb down and save the dog.

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Firefighters rushed the dog to the firehouse, where they dried him off and fed him, before taking him to the Prince George's County animal shelter and later returning him to his owner. 

PETA awarded the department with the Compassionate Fire Department Award. The award comes with a framed certificate, a box of vegan cookies, a letter, and a book. 

"These brave firefighters wasted no time in rescuing this dog from a freezing and frightening predicament," said PETA Vice President Colleen O'Brien. "PETA is recognizing the Landover Hills Station 830 team for its swift action, which we hope will inspire everyone to come to the aid of animals in need."

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