Paul O’Grady’s deep love of animals has its roots in childhood summer holidays to his father’s family farm in Roscommon, in the west of Ireland.
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Their groundbreaking work with rescue dogs has seen 12 of them become police sniffer dogs, including previous Animal Heroes award winner Stella.
Janey Lowes gave up her job in England to set up a charity to treat sick and injured street dogs, cats and monkeys in Sri Lanka.
Gentle giant has forged a heartwarming bond with a ten-year-old boy, who suffers from a rare genetic disorder that confines him to a wheelchair.
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Rescued from a cage on a puppy farm, Lucy is now the figurehead of a national campaign against puppy farming.
The Staffordshire bull terrier was taken to the RSPCA West Hatch Animal Centre after she was found abandoned. Her owner didn’t see her true potential – but thankfully kennel supervisor Sue Dicks did.
The RSPCA’s longest-serving frontline officer has defied death threats to bring some of Britain’s most notorious animal criminals to justice.
Rex cleared a path through a Second World War minefield under fire, but was denied a bravery medal and destroyed when chiefs discovered he was a stray.