AIKEN (WJBF) – Aiken Public Safety being recognized for a very brave act.
The department received the Compassionate Action Award from PETA.
Officers responded to a truck fire on Whiskey Road in the Kroger parking lot on New Year’s Day.
Police rescued basset hound mix from the backseat, named Bella.
The 7-year-old dog was unresponsive, but they quickly gave her oxygen with a k-9 mask, before rushing her to the vet.
The animal is expected to be okay.