Only a few days left to enter brave pet awards

Pet owners in the South East have just a few days left to enter their brave pets in a national competition run by vet charity PDSA.

The 2014 Pet Survivor Awards are open to any pet that has miraculously escaped injury or illness, but entries must be received by this Saturday, November 22.

The charity wants to hear from the owners of plucky local pets that have overcome adversity and beaten the odds, thanks to the skill of vets, the love of their owners and of course their own amazing survival spirit.

Owners can enter by visiting www.pdsa.org.uk/petsurvivor.

The PDSA Pet Survivor Awards are open to pets treated by a veterinary surgeon in the UK for a life-threatening illness or injury since October 2013.

Last year’s Pet Survivor winner was Robbie, a six-month-old stray kitten who took shelter in an abandoned sofa. But his actions nearly proved fatal when the sofa was somehow set alight and consumed by flames, with poor Robbie still inside.

His injuries were so severe that a skin graft was needed. But despite the pain and discomfort he pulled through, after receiving six months of veterinary treatment to get him back on all four paws.

PDSA vets and nurses care for around 470,000 sick and injured pets every year.

Entries will be assessed by a panel of judges which includes TV vet Steve Leonard, Atomic Kitten star Liz McClarnon and PDSA vets.

They will have the difficult task of judging the stories of pet bravery, veterinary skills and sheer dedication of the loving owners.

The winner will take the title of PDSA Pet Survivor 2014 and receive their unique trophy, engraved with their pet’s name, at a special presentation.

To enter their pet survivors owners need to visit www.pdsa.org.uk/petsurvivor. The deadline for entries is Saturday 22 November 2014.