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Posted on February 11th, 2020

Last chance for your horse to win an RSPCA Honour!

After a pony survived life threatening burns and went on to be honoured at last year’s event, the RSPCA Honours will once again celebrate the work of people and animals at an emotional star-studded red carpet event, taking place this summer.

From incredible animals, to those who devote their lives to animals – like pony Elsa who survived against the odds – the RSPCA Honours celebrates true animal champions. Now the charity wants you to nominate a worthy winner from your area for the 2020 awards.

Last year’s winners included Elsa, who suffered horrific burns to her back legs, but amazed vets with her astonishing recovery. She was awarded the prestigious Survivor Animal Award by judges who were so impressed by the plucky pony’s strength and will to live, though they struggled to read her harrowing tale.

 Lisa Paulin, manager at RSPCA Felledge Equine Centre has been by Elsa’s side since she was first rescued three years ago.

 She said: “I am delighted Elsa won the award, her story was inspirational of how a horse without hope can demonstrate such bravery despite their dreadful start. Credit must go out to the entire team at the equine centre for their hard work and compassion during this rehabilitation process, I am proud of them all.”

 Now the charity is looking for this year’s inspiring stories and needs you to nominate a worthy winner.

 The RSPCA Honours is an opportunity to recognise and honour people and organisations that help to make the lives of animals better through kindness, courage, determination and innovation. Awards are given for everything from outstanding service to animals, exceptional contributions to animal welfare, heroic rescue stories or the amazing feats or bravery of the animals themselves.

 If you know a very special person or animal worthy of winning one of the eight prestigious awards, visit www.rspca.org.uk/honourspr to nominate them now. Nominations are open online until 13th February, and entries will be reviewed by a panel of famous faces including Deborah Meaden.

 Winners and nominees will be invited to the glitzy red carpet award ceremony held at 8 Northumberland on 16th July, where celebs and animal champions will be in the audience to celebrate their fantastic achievements.

 The ceremony is set to be a star-studded event: last year’s event was hosted by comedian John Bishop, and attended by RSPCA VIP supporters Deborah Meaden, Peter Egan, Kate Lawler, Dougie Poyner, Pete Wicks, Evanna Lynch and Eyal Booker.