Celebrities Unite for the 4th Animal Rescue Awards with Wetnose Animal Aid

March 25, 2013 at 8:37 pm Leave a comment


When Wendy Turner Webster invited us to the Wetnose Awards I was over the moon.


And to receive repeat invites after that too! WOW!


So this is the 3rd awards I have been to and each year they grow and the stories – well there are some super hero’s around that’s for sure.

I will add stories over the coming days ….. and for now here is a round up of this years amazing winners…. :O)

Celebrities unite for the 4th animal rescue awards to celebrate their hard work and help highlight the plight independent animal rescue centres are faced with today.

 Celebrity animal lovers attended the annual Burgess Wetnose Animal Rescue Green Carpet Awards in Knightsbridge on Monday 11th March to award, applaud and acknowledge animal rescue centres across the UK.

Hosted by Wendy Turner-Webster (former presenter of Channel 4’s Pet Rescue and animal campaigner) for the fourth year, the awards were held at the Jumeriah Carlton Tower Hotel, Knightsbridge with Robert Powell, Anthea Turner, Michelle Collins, 2 shoes (XFactor), Lesley Nicol, Helen Chamberlain, Denise Welsh, Neil Fox (Dr Fox) and Virginia McKenna among those who attended to give those behind animal rescue a round of ‘appaws’.


Founded by not-for-profit organisation Wetnose Animal Aid, the annual Burgess Wetnose Animal Rescue Awards, recognise the valuable and endless work small, independent rescue centres do in caring for and rehoming abandoned and unwanted animals in the UK and overseas.

The awards also honour the ‘Best Rescue Centre’ for categories such as small animals (rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas), cats, dogs, horses and wildlife. Headline sponsor Burgess Pet Care, one of the UK’s leading producers of pet food, also gave out awards for the Best Rescue Story and the Best Rescue Pet.

The Winners who received a £1,000 donation were:

  • Inky the dog from Merseyside for Best Rescue Pet (case study in notes to editor)
  • Henry the Springer from Devon for Best Rescue Story (case study in notes to editor)
  • German Shepherd Dog Rescue in Herefordshire for Best Breed Rescue Centre
  • Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary in North Somerset for Best Cat Rescue Centre
  • Doris Banham Dog Rescue in London for Best Dog Rescue Centre
  • Equine Market Watch Sanctuaries UK in Worcester for Best Horse Rescue Centre
  • New Life Parrot Rescue  in St Neots for Best Bird/Parrot Rescue Centre
  • The Rabbit Residence Rescue in Hertfordshire for Best Small Animal Rescue Centre
  • Wildlife Aid Foundation in Surrey for Best Wildlife Rescue Centre
  • Grove Lodge Vets in Southwick for Best Vet Surgery
  • Mayhew Animal Home in London honoured with the Lester Middlehurst Award
  • Nowzad Dogs in Plymouth for the Hero Award
  • Medical Detection Dogs in Milton Keynes for Best Service Award
  • Greyhounds In Need in Middlesex for Best Welfare Success Award
  • Animals Asia for Life Time Achievement Award.

Andrea Gamby-Boulger, director of Wetnose Animal Aid, said:

“We are delighted to have held the fourth annual Burgess Wetnose Animal Rescue Awards to support the fantastic work that rescue centres across the UK are doing, under the radar and a lot of the time without any recognition or thanks.

The work these independent rescue centres do is crucial for animals around the UK, and some of the rescue stories we’ve heard today really prove how worthwhile their work is. I’d also like to thank all the celebrities who attended; their support in raising awareness of this issue is invaluable.”

MORE stores from Wetnose coming sooooon!


And check out the film clips on VeggieVision coming soooooon! x



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