Meet some of the incredible pets with death-defying tales
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Poor Dexter suffered a horrific injury – he was shot through the roof of his mouth with an airgun. Months of hand feeding and TLC saw Dexter crowned PDSA Pet Survivor 2018.
Brandy was playing fetch when things went wrong and she was impaled on a stick which went through her throat and out of her chest. She was a finalist of Pet Survivor 2018
Ginger tomcat, Skittles, was found impaled on railings near to his home. He was still alive, but was unable to move. His amazing story made the finals of Pet Survivor 2018
Darcy miraculously survived falling down a 60ft dam, but was left with a long list of horrific injuries. Months of rehab followed, and Darcy went on to win PDSA Pet Survivor 2016.
Arthur dragged himself home with an illegal animal trap clamped to his leg, which had to be amputated. His incredible bravery saw him reach the finals of PDSA Pet Survivor 2016.
Hans was close to death when abandoned with a badly infected head injury, caused by a dog or fox attack. His determination saw him reach the finals of PDSA Pet Survivor 2016.
Loveable Staffie Ziggy had a shocking injury – he was shot through the head with a crossbow. But his miraculous recovery saw him crowned PDSA Pet Survivor 2015.
Dylan was found abandoned and emaciated – vets believe he was just hours from death. But with love and care, he recovered and went on to win PDSA Pet Survivor 2014.