PDSA Pet Survivor 2019 now open!

Entries are now open for this year's PDSA Pet Survivor awards, which search for the UK's most incredible stories of miracle pet survival. If you know a brave pet who has dodged death by a whisker, then we want to hear about them. They could be crowned PDSA Pet Survivor of the year!

Every day, dedicated vet teams save lives and help get our beloved pets back on their paws after serious injury and illness. These awards recognise those extraordinary stories which capture a pet’s fighting spirit, their owner’s dedication and the expertise and skills of the vets and vet nurses involved.

Our Pet Survivor Awards are open to any pet treated in the UK by a vet for a life-threatening illness or injury between 1 August 2018 and 31 August 2019. The closing date for entries is midnight on Sunday 8 September 2019.

The winner will be decided by a public vote later in the year and will be crowned PDSA Pet Survivor of the Year 2019. They will receive a trophy, plus a luxury pet hamper worth up to £200.

Do you know a Pet Survivor?


If you know a brave pet who has dodged death in a miraculous manner, then we want to hear about them. Enter them into our Pet Survivor Awards and they could be crowned PDSA Pet Survivor of the year!

Pet Survivor Hall of Fame


From cats caught in traps, to dogs shot with a crossbow to rabbits attacked by foxes, read about some of our amazing previous winners and finalists.

Meet our pet survivors

About Pet Survivor


These awards recognise the most amazing pets who've survived against all the odds and made miraculous recoveries.

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Pet first aid advice


Would you know what to do if something like this happened to your pet? Sign up for one of our free Pet First Aid courses, or download our guide now.

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