PETA to honor Newport firefighters who saved pets from fire
Tuesday night while the Rollins were out, a fire started in the couple’s basement.
Firefighters, knowing the couple had several pets, including Hero, worked to rescue all the animals until all were saved form the fire.
“Thanks to the firefighters, who are ready to protect all members of Newport families — including the four-legged ones — Hero’s rescue story can continue,” PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman said in a statement Friday. “PETA hopes the compassion and know-how shown by the Newport Fire Department will inspire others always to come to the aid of animals in need.”