PDSA Pet Survivor 2019

Entries are now closed for this year's PDSA Pet Survivor awards, which search for the UK's most incredible stories of miracle pet survival.

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 was 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.

Watch out for our finalists!

Entries to this year's Pet Survivor competition are now closed! We're hard at work looking through all the amazing submissions, so check back in a while to find out about our finalists.

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

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