Mum fire brigade to receive award from PETA for saving kitten

Mumbai, Feb 11 (PTI) The Mumbai fire brigade will befelicitated with the ''Hero to Animals'' award by the People forthe Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), India for rescuing akitten in suburban Sion.

Last week, the fire brigade officials rescued a kitten,stuck in the hollow of a tree in Champaklal Industrial Estatein Sion.

"Six members of the crew worked diligently, cutting holesinto the tree and trying to reach the kitten for more thanthree hours. The fire brigade will receive a ''Hero to Animals''award from PETA," PETA India chief functionary PoorvaJoshipura said.

The fire brigade will receive a framed certificate and aletter of appreciation.

"Through sheer persistence and determination, the firebrigade officials helped this kitten escape a dangeroussituation that could have led to injury or death. We hope thiswill inspire others to intervene when they see an animal indistress," Joshipura said.

Others who have received the PETA''s ''Hero to Animals''award include anchor Cyrus Broacha for refusing to ride a bullwhile he was a contestant in TV reality show ''Khatron KeKhiladi 3'', and actresses Sadaa Sayed, for stopping to help apuppy in trouble, and Zarine Khan for rescuing a cat.

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