Chris Packham encourages owners to nominate their Pet heroes for a blue cross medal
TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham is urging pet owners to take part in this year's Blue Cross Medal, which celebrates the important role pets play in our lives, from life-saving search and rescue dogs, to caring companion cats.
"The relationship that I have with my dogs is unlike any that I have with human beings - we have an incredible bond together," Chris said about his Poodles Itchy and Scratchy. "There are times when we all get pretty depressed and fed up, but my dogs have always been there for me at that time. They are always pleased to see me. I remember getting home being pretty miserable and the dogs would just lift my spirits and completely transform the way I felt. So Itchy and Scratchy, my two black miniature poodles are my absolute canine heroes."
The Blue Cross Medal is open to pets that have done something brave, life-changing partnerships, assistance animals and serving or working animals. The deadline for nominations is on 31 October.
"We want to know about your pet heroes, so please think about nominating your pet heroes for a Blue Cross Medal," Chris said. "You never know, they might just win, and then they’ll have something to hang around their neck which will let everyone know that they are the definitive pet hero."
To nominate a pet and find out more, visit www.bluecross.org.uk/medal