For rescuing three dogs who were trapped in a burning veterinary clinic, the firefighters of the Annersley Station of the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service will receive a Compassionate Fire Department Award from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Australia.

annerley fire fighters at work

The fire on Station Road in Sunnybank started in a newsagency and quickly spread to the clinic. Three dogs were trapped inside until firefighters rescued them. They carried one dog, a 40-kilogram Rottweiler, out on a stretcher. For these efforts, the fire and rescue service will receive a framed certificate and a letter of appreciation from PETA.

“The compassion and heroism shown by members of the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service are truly an inspiration”, says PETA Australia Director of Campaigns Jason Baker. “Brisbane residents are very fortunate to have emergency service personnel who are ready to protect and serve both residents and their beloved animal companions.”