Rochester woman being recognized by PETA

Created: 07/10/2014 5:49 PM WHEC.com

A woman, who broke a car window to rescue a dog inside during hot weather, is receiving an award.

PETA is recognizing Elizabeth Gibson. 

Gibson says she was at the East Avenue Wegmans last Thursday when she noticed a small poodle inside a car. The temperatures that day were in the 90’s. Gibson says the windows on the car were barely cracked. She says she started smashing a window with her shoe and finally broke it, rescuing the dog.

Gibson said she was just doing what any Good Samaritan would do.

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