CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (WDRB) -- People don't just get hot during a hike. So do their pets.

Firefighters in Clarksville Indiana's Fire Department C-Crew are being honored by PETA for rescuing a dog named Buddy.

Buddy and his owners called for help, when the dog became too exhausted to continue a hike in Lapping Park on Monday. He was stranded at the bottom of a 20 to 30-foot cliff, after he went along on the hike in 90-degree heat.

Firefighters set up a highline rope to rescue Buddy, who weighs more than 100-pounds. They and pulled him to safety in a basket and took him back to his family in a golf cart. Buddy made a full recovery.

PETA is sending the firefighters an award, vegan cookies and a copy of "The Engine 2 Diet: The Texas Firefighter's 28-Day Save-Your-Life Plan That Lowers Cholesterol and Burns Away the Pounds," which features a plant-based diet.

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