Amy Espie Hero Award Presentation


Captain Hennessey with his daughter Arkady, a paramedic

House Rabbit Society educator June Booth was proud to present the first annual Amy Espie Rabbit Hero Award to Captain Ross Hennessey, a firefighter and first officer with the New Orleans Fire Department, in recognition of his heroism in saving the life of Pierre, a lop rabbit who was caught in a house fire on November 28, 2016.


Captain Hennessey with Becky, the neighbor who told him there was a rabbit in the burning house, and with Pierre

The award was presented to Captain Hennessey at the New Orleans Fire Department on 2920 Magazine Street on March 19, 2017.  To watch the presentation, please visit the Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital of Louisiana’s Facebook page.