Vet char­ity want to hear your pet tails

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Vet char­ity PDSA is ap­peal­ing for sto­ries about Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang’s amaz­ing pets who have cheated death by a whisker as it searches for the win­ner of its cov­eted Pet Sur­vivor 2015 ti­tle.

The com­pe­ti­tion fea­tures pets who’ve dodged dis­as­ter and beaten the odds thanks to the skill of vet teams, the love of their own­ers and ,of course, their own in­cred­i­ble sur­vival spirit.

Early en­trants in­clude a kit­ten who had a close brush with death fol­low­ing ex­ten­sive chem­i­cal burns cov­er­ing over half her body, a minia­ture Schnau­zer Suki, who sur­vived a hor­rific dog at­tack that frac­tured her jaw and ripped open her side, caus­ing pro­lapsed in­testines.

The char­ity has also heard about a cat, blasted in face with mar­ble-sized me­tal ball bear­ing, who lost an eye and needed eight oper­a­tions to re­pair her shat­tered jaw, and an Ed­in­burgh puss who re­quired CPR af­ter a hor­rific road ac­ci­dent and needed months of in­ten­sive nurs­ing.

The PDSA Pet Sur­vivor Awards are open to any pet treated by a vet in the UK for a life-threat­en­ing ill­ness or in­jury be­tween 1 Au­gust 2014 and 1 Au­gust 2015.

Pet own­ers wish­ing to nom­i­nate their pet can en­ter online at www.pdsa.org.uk/pet­sur­vivor.

En­tries need to be re­ceived by mid­night on Sun­day Oc­to­ber 4.

A panel of judges will then short­list a small group of mir­a­cle pets to take part in a public vote, with the win­ner an­nounced at the end of the year.

The win­ner will be given the top ti­tle and get a year’s PDSA pet in­sur­ance.

Ev­ery year, the ded­i­cated teams at the PDSA’s work tire­lessly to pro­vide 2.7 mil­lion vet­eri­nary treat­ments.

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