ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – PETA, the animal rights organization dedicated to the protection of animals has awarded the St. Louis Fire Department its Compassionate Fire Department Award, for the rescue of Diablo, a dog that got stuck earlier this week in a frozen pond in O’Fallon Park in north St. Louis.
Fire fighters in ice rescue suits rescued the dog as it struggled to stay afloat in the frigid waters of the pond this past Sunday.
Diablo was taken to a veterinarian for a check-up, and was found to be okay from his ordeal.
This marks the second time that PETA has awarded the St. Louis Fire Department, for its efforts in rescuing animals. The previous award was also for the rescue of a dog stuck on the ice in O’Fallon Park.
The fire department will receive a framed certificate, letter of appreciation and a box of vegan chocolates.