The search is on for the PDSA Pet Survivor 2013 

Vet charity PDSA wants to hear about plucky pets that have dodged disaster and beaten the odds thanks to the skill of vets, the love of their owners and of course their own amazing survival spirit. 

The PDSA Pet Survivor Awards are open to any owner whose pet has been treated by a veterinary surgeon in the UK for a life-threatening illness or injury since October 2012.

PDSA vets and nurses care for thousands of sick and injured pets every year. Some of the courageous pet patients saved by the charity’s veterinary teams over the past 12 month include:

Charlie, a Derby kitten who was left with multiple life-threatening injuries after being hit by a double-decker bus.

Missy, a Cardiff dog whose leg was amputated after a suspected snake bite.

Star, a one-year-old cat from Bournemouth left partially paralysed after being shot in the spine with an air gun.

Hades, a cat from Cleveland, who suffered chemical burns to 60 per cent of his body after going missing.

Entries will be judged on the most outstanding story of pet survival against the odds when faced with serious illness or injury in the past 12 months. The overall winner who will take the title of PDSA Pet Survivor 2013 will receive their unique Pet Survivor trophy, engraved with their pet’s name, at a special presentation event.

Entry forms, available from PDSA pet hospitals and stores nationwide, should be completed and returned to: PDSA Pet Survivor, FREEPOST TF 625, Telford, TF2 92B or enter online at The deadline for entries is 15 November 2013.