After a nationwide search, Ziggy has been crowned PDSA Pet Survivor of the Year 2015. The loveable Staffordshire bull terrier won the hearts of both the judges and public after he miraculously survived being shot through the head with a crossbow. Incredibly, he went on to make a full recovery and then found a loving forever home. You can watch his video and read his full story here.

The PDSA Pet Survivor Awards recognise the most incredible stories of survival against all the odds each year. We asked to hear your most amazing stories of pets who had beaten death by a whisker and pulled through thanks to the skill of vet teams, the love of their owners, and, of course, their own remarkable survival spirit.

We were inundated with extraordinary tales of pets who had dodged disaster. Our judging panel, which included the British Veterinary Association President, Sean Wensley, had the difficult task of selecting six finalists. The public were then asked to vote for the winner.

Ziggy will receive the coveted PDSA Pet Survivor trophy and a year’s free PDSA pet insurance.

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Meet the other 2015 finalists

Ziggy