Hero to Animals Award – Awarded to Four Youth By PETA2

PETA rewards 4 Detroit boys for rescuing dog

Four Detroit boys who rescued an abandoned dog they found tied to the back of a vacant building will receive awards from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

“The kids freed the dog, fed her, named her Sparkle, and took care of her until a local rescue group could take over,” according to a news release from PETA.

The framed “Hero to Animals” awards for Andrew Daniels, 7; Kevin Dancy, 7; Kenneth Dancy, 11; and Kenny Dancy, 13, are from the animal-rights organization’s youth division, peta2 .

“These kids prove that there’s no minimum age for being a hero and practicing lifesaving kindness to animals,” peta2 Senior Director Marta Holmberg said in the news release.

The Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue picked up the dog from the boys, who’d found her tied with bungee cords, according to its Facebook page. A March 25 post of the boys with Sparkle received nearly 10,000 likes and 1,746 shares.

“We did make sure that these youngsters receive some compensation (for their) efforts, and for those who want to help the youth in Detroit, please donate to Detroit public schools if you want to make a difference in the lives of the young ones in Detroit,” according to a Facebook comment by the rescue group.

The group is a nonprofit with a crew of street volunteers who work “to get as many stray, injured, pregnant and destitute dogs off the streets as possible,” taking them first to a veterinarian’s office then to a foster home or shelter, according to its website.


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