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WINNERS 2014

CARING ANIMAL OF THE YEAR

For countless victims of rape, abuse and neglect, white pyrenean mountain dog Gandalf is the reason they’ve been able to recover from their ordeals.

The huge dog has been trained by the charity Young Pioneers to support the young people in its care, helping them to get their lives back on track.

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RESCUE ANIMAL OF THE YEAR

Capuchin monkey Joey was left permanently disabled after enduring nine years locked in a tiny cage in a London flat, but the plucky primate has bounced back from his ordeal and now helps other abused monkeys.

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ANIMAL ENTHUSIAST OF THE YEAR

When a local vet asked Caroline 30 years ago if she would look after an injured tawny owl, the experience inspired her to set up her own wildlife hospital.

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LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

When veterinary surgeon Lisa was told she will soon die, her response was to draw up a bucket list to save endangered animals.

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANIMAL OF THE YEAR

Police dog Fuzz helped detain a dangerous and violent man involved in the armed robbery of a moped - refusing to back down even when the suspect struck him over the head with a metal bar.

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OUTSTANDING BUSINESS AWARD

Builders Aydee Dixon and Danny Fletcher are working for free to rebuild the fire-ravaged Manchester Dogs’ Home.

The pair, who jointly own building company Powerhouse Property Services, felt compelled to act after hearing of the blaze which claimed the lives of more than 50 dogs.

 

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RSPCA SUPERSTAR OF THE YEAR

Animal welfare officer Hayley works with some of the most vulnerable members of society in her quest to help London’s most distressed and badly-treated cats.

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YOUNG FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR

Wildlife lover Dominik became the RSPB’s youngest ever volunteer when he started helping out at the charity’s New Forest centre aged nine. 

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HERO ANIMAL OF THE YEAR

Abandoned by his previous owner, Henry was given a second chance in a new, loving home - and repaid the favour by saving his new mistress’s life.

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CELEBRITY ANIMAL FAN OF THE YEAR

Queen guitarist Brian May is a life-long animal rights activist whose Save Me charity campaigns for the protection of animals against cruel and degrading treatment. 

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SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD

This trio risked their lives to save more than 20 rescue dogs trapped inside a burning building, after an arson attack on Manchester Dogs’ Home.

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Do you know an animal that has gone above and beyond for an owner or friend? Or maybe you have a pet that has had a traumatic life but has shown outstanding resilience and now brings joy to your life. Or do you have a friend who has campaigned for animal welfare in your area?

We want to hear your heart warming animal stories so if you know someone or an animal that deserves to be recognised then nominate them for an Animal Hero Award!

All nominations received will be considered for the 2017 awards in September.



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