28.08.14

The search is on to find Britain’s bravest animal and human heroes!

We’re looking for the Animal Hero of the Year, Young Animal Enthusiast of the Year, Public Service Animal of the Year and other unsung heroes of the human and animal world!

The Animal Hero Awards is now in its second year and is a joint partnership between us and the Mirror newspaper. The awards aim to recognise and celebrate the most inspiring examples of bravery, dedication Continue reading…

29.11.13

An abused greyhound who now helps other foster dogs and a RSPCA officer nicknamed ‘Santa Paws’ have been named animal heroes at an awards ceremony last night (Thursday, November 28).

The winners of the first ever Animal Hero Awards were announced at a star-studded and heart-warming evening at The Langham Hotel in London, hosted by TV star and animal lover Amanda Holden. The event was launched by The Daily Mirror in partnership with us and celebrates tales of courageous Continue reading…

Search handler Louise Holmes who set up the Lowland Search Dogs has been nominated for a Daily Mirror and RSPCA Animal Hero award in the lifetime achievement category.

Louise and her faithful search and rescue dog Brock had only been on the job two days when they made their first and most startling find – the body of ex-weapons inspector Dr David Kelly.

Since then Louise has helped police search for hundreds of missing persons but still recalls that first … Continue reading…

30.09.13

Sergeant Pen Farthing is up for a Lifetime Achievement Award in the Daily Mirror and RSPCA Animal Hero Awards after rescuing 500 stray dogs from the war zone in Afghanistan.

The former Royal Marine who set up Afghanistan’s first official animal rescue centre first became aware of the animal crisis while stationed in the country six years ago.

After breaking up a dogfight, a common ‘sport’ in the local villages, he was befriended by an injured dog, who followed Continue reading…