Vet charity want to hear your pet tails
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.