Jena Malone to the rescue.

The “Hunger Games” star is being honoured by PETA for helping stop and apprehend a man that was allegedly abusing a dog near Sunset Boulevard.

Malone will be given a Compassionate Action Award for her assistance the foundation announced on Thursday.


On Monday, Malone was part of a group in a video shared by NBC LA that chased down the man and beat him.

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Malone tweeted late Tuesday night:

Malone said she started chasing the man to which more people joined in the chase “which felt like a miracle.”

“So at this point I held back and let them take the lead as I have no business trying to restrain a full grown man. I went back to get my car (it was still running) and drove to see if they caught him,” she said.

After six blocks, a few men caught up with the abuser and started to hit him.

“So I pulled over to make sure that dog was going to be cared for,” Malone continued. “I didn’t see the brawl but I was told that the man did not give up the dog without a fight.”

“And this is the tail end of a heated fight that ensued. The cops came and took the guy. I waited with dog til another cop came to take them to the hospital. The dog was covered in filth and looked like it had been not taken care of for months.”

Malone said the dog has a “fractured rib , bone breaks in its hind legs and another fracture in its right paw.”

“I’m sorry that it ended in a brawl but the dog was going to die. No question. I can’t imagine the level of torture it had suffered until this point. And now it’s safe in a hospital. Still no word on its owner,” she added.

She also clarified that the man abusing the dog “wasn’t bleeding” and was “coherent” after being attacked.

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Malone returned to Twitter to give an update that the dog was chipped and has been returned to the owner (the alleged abuser’s mother) after missing for the past week.

“His name is Champion and is happily out of hospital and with his owner. Watch out for the GoFundMe link soon. His multiple surgeries will be a lot for the owner to take care of alone,” she wrote.

“When Jena saw that a dog’s life was in danger, she dropped everything to race to his rescue,” said PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. “PETA is certain that her selflessness and kindness will inspire many others not to be silent in the face of cruelty to animals.”

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