Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 | 4:45 p.m.
The North Las Vegas Fire Department received an award from animal rights activist group PETA for resuscitating two puppies from the brink of death after a house fire.
Firefighters discovered the two unresponsive puppies trapped inside a burning home while battling a blaze on Oct. 22 in the 2000 block of Englestad Street, near West Lake Mead Boulevard. Rescue workers performed CPR on the dogs and then used oxygen masks to revive them.
By the time the fire ended, the dogs were running and playing just as they had before, said David Perle, spokesman for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. No one else was injured in the fire.
For the fire department’s efforts, PETA awarded it the Compassionate Fire Department Award. The department will receive a framed certificate, a letter of appreciation and vegan chocolates from PETA.