CINCINNATI -- The Cincinnati Police Department received the Compassionate Police Department Award Friday.
The award is presented by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals following an incident on May 9 involving officers James Givens and Cecilia Charron rescuing a gosling tangled in a balloon string.
PETA offers tips for helping wildlife on its website . Animal welfare activists suggest celebrating special occasions without balloons, as they usually end up polluting the environment.
The Cincinnati Police Department will receive a framed certificate from the organization.
Watch the officers recount the incident below.