Time is running out for people to vote for their favourite miracle pet in PDSA’s annual Pet Survivor Awards.
I had the difficult job of selecting six brave dogs and cats from hundreds of heart-warming entries after a nationwide search.
But now it’s up to the public to decide who wins.
The finalists have all beaten death by a whisker thanks to the expertise of their vet teams, their owner’s devotion and of course the pet’s own survival spirit.
In no particular order, the finalists are:
Honey the cat – blasted in the face with a marble-sized metal ball-bearing.
n Ozzy the cat – lost his leg after being attacked by a dog.
n Penny the Pointer – lived to tell the tale after a 50mph collision with a lorry.
n Ruby the kitten – suffered severe chemical burns to her head and back.
n Suki the Miniature Schnauzer – was left with prolapsed intestines after a dog attack.
n Ziggy the Staffie – survived being shot through the head with a crossbow.
Vote for your favourite pet at www.pdsa.org.uk/petsurvivor
And choose carefully, as it’s one vote per person. Voting closes at midnight on Sunday, December 13.
Vicki Larkham-Jones, PDSA vet campaigns adviser
PDSA, head office, Whitechapel Way, Priorslee, Telford, Shropshire, TF2 9PQ