"Greensboro, N.C. — A Compassionate Action Award is on its way to TJ Lepock, a Greensboro man who donned a wetsuit and leapt into a mostly frozen pond to save Nina, an 8-month-old dog who had fallen through the ice. Nina, who spent nearly 30 minutes in the frigid water before Lepock arrived on the scene, is now resting at home with her guardians, and Lepock will receive a framed certificate and a box of delicious vegan chocolates from PETA for his bravery.
"Knowing that time was of the essence, TJ Lepock took quick action to pull this lucky dog to safety," says PETA Senior Director Colleen O'Brien. "PETA hopes his kindness and tenacity will inspire others to stop and help animals in need."
PETA, whose motto reads, in part, that "animals are not ours to abuse in any way," reminds all dog guardians to keep dogs on a comfortable and secure harness and leash when they're outside and not to leave them unattended.
For more information, please visit PETA.org."
- A Press Release