Egypt, a 7-year-old Labrador mix who protected her home from a burglar recently will receive an award for her bravery from PETA – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
The Seattle Police Department who saved the brave dog after the incident is also in line for a PETA award.
On Friday, PETA announced that it will send a Heroic Dog Award to the courageous Labrador Retriever–Whippet mix. The dog scared off a would-be burglar at her Mount Baker home on Monday while her owner, Emily Mosites, was out.
A neighbor saw a man running away from the house and called 911.
When officers for the Seattle Police Department arrived, they heard a dog barking and saw a pool of blood inside the home, so one of the officers went inside to check.
He found Egypt bleeding from her paws. The Labrador mix was apparently injured by the shattered glass she broke when lunging at the burglar.
The police bandaged Egypt and called Emily, who immediately returned home and took the dog to an emergency veterinarian clinic.
Now PETA is sending Emily and Egypt a certificate and a care package to help with her recovery.
The Seattle Police Department’s South Precinct will also receive a Compassionate Police Department award and a box of vegan cookies.
Emily’s brother, Don Mosites, has set up a YouCaring page to help with the dog’s veterinarian bills. Any excess money will be donated to the Doney Memorial Pet Clinic, a volunteer-run clinic serving the pets of homeless people.
Source: Seattle Pi