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Six Miracle Pets Up for National Pet Survivor Awards

02 December 2015

UK - A Staffie dog shot through the head with a crossbow and a Pointer run over by a 50mph lorry are among six miracle pets are up for the coveted title of PDSA Pet Survivor 2015.

The brave cats and dogs came forward after the vet charity issued a nationwide search for pets who had beaten incredible odds to survive death by a whisker.

PDSA Pet Survivor 2015 – meet the six finalists

The finalists (in no particular order!) are:

The winner will be decided by a public vote.

We received hundreds of nominations following a nationwide call for entries. PDSA Vet Vicki Larkham-Jones, said: “We sifted through many extraordinary and emotional stories so it was a very difficult choice. We selected six pets whose tales encapsulate true survival spirit, their owners’ dedication and the expertise of the vet teams who helped save their lives.”

Sean Wensley, a PDSA Senior Vet and current President of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) also helped to judge the competition.

Commenting on the finalists, Sean said: “Reading these extraordinary cases makes me proud to represent such a hard-working and dedicated profession. Vets, vet nurses and support staff save the lives of much-loved pets like these every day. The tragic and painful circumstances endured by these pets, along with the devotion shown by their owners, makes them all worthy contenders.”

The competition was open to pets treated by a vet in the UK between 01 August 2014 and 1 August 2015. Only one vote per person is allowed, the winner will receive the coveted Pet Survivor trophy and a year’s free PDSA pet insurance.

Voting closes at midnight on 13 December 2015.

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