Police officer Tom Lazure from West Hartford, CT receives PETA’s Compassionate Action Award for saving a dog’s life. Shih-Tzu Harry was choking on a piece of rawhide when officer Lazure, who responded to the report of the incident, swiftly performed a modified Heimlich maneuver on the ten-year-old dog.
Luckily, as a K-9 officer Lazure is trained in basic canine first aid, because at the time there was no animal control officer available. PETA Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch: “West Hartford is very fortunate to have police officers like Thomas Lazure who stand ready to aid both the city’s human and nonhuman residents.”
Harry is in good health and expected to make a full recovery. The brave policeman will receive a framed certificate, a letter of recognition and in good PETA-tradition a box of vegan chocolates.
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