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Who's your Animal Hero?

Do you know an animal that has gone above and beyond for an owner or friend? Or maybe you have a pet that has had a traumatic life but has shown outstanding resilience and now brings joy to your life. Or do you have a friend who has campaigned for animal welfare in your area?

We want to hear your heart warming animal stories so if you know someone or an animal that deserves to be recognised then nominate them for an Animal Hero Award!

If you are under 18, please make sure you have your parent or guardian's permission. If your nominee is under 18, please make sure you have their parent or guardian's permission. Information provided as part of the nomination may be used as part of an editorial feature within the Daily Mirror. The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

All nominations and stories are considered.  Stories are not prioritised by quantity of nominations received so you only need to submit once.

Please complete the details below to submit a nomination.

The closing date for the 2020 Awards is Thursday 24th September, 2020. Nominations received after this date will be considered for the 2021 Awards.


Winners are chosen by the Animal Heroes judging panel, from a shortlist produced by the Animal Heroes research team. The team consider every public nomination received as well as conducting a full research process, which includes inviting nominations from charities, emergency services, voluntary and other organisations and searching news stories in print archives, on TV and online.

We may consider your nomination in a different category if the research team or judges decide it is appropriate.

The national judging panel chooses who they feel are the most deserving winners, regardless of the number of nominations received.

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