Hope in the Face of Great Adversity

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This award is for the person or dog who’s story of adversity has evoked a lot of emotion and motivated us by demonstrating their will to fight.

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And the nominees are...
Please note that vote totals are updated once every day. Nominees are ranked in the order of votes received.
Last Updated:
October 16, 2021 5:02

Plum Pudding

Hope in the Face of Great Adversity
Plum and her owner Lisa Garner were photographed on 10 Downing Street's steps when Lucy's Law was launched, Lisa owned Lucy who the law was named after. Puppy farm survivor Plum has shown herself quite the survivor, too. After losing the use of her back legs she bravely worked very hard to get her mobility back. People watched the little dog's progress via Facebook and willed her on.
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Fern

Hope in the Face of Great Adversity
Fern, the Sprocker, was stolen in April 2013 and was missing for six years. Her owner, Jodie never gave up searching for her, but she was handed into a vet after being abandoned. She'd ben obviously used for breeding and had obviously visited a vet before but no one had scanned her chip to reveal she was stolen. Fern's Law hopes to make vets check chips against the database to help other dogs be reunited.
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Drax – Drax’s Galactic Adventure

Hope in the Face of Great Adversity
When Drax the Irish Wolfhound was rescued, he was terrified of everyone and everything. The world watched his owner/trainer via Facebook slowly put the huge dog back together and start living the best life.
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Scarlett Beagle

Hope in the Face of Great Adversity
Scarlett was rescued after being experimented on in a laboratory for two years. She is the ambassador for the science-based campaign Floe (For Life on Earth), which wants to see an end to animals being used for vivisection.
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Fleur

Hope in the Face of Great Adversity
Fleur was rescued from a kill shelter in Romania after being butchered with a crude spay where she was sewn up with string. She loved her new life with Wendy and Andrew, but she needed urgent life-saving surgery that had never worked before on any other dog. Despite only 1% chance of success, she survived and has become a hospital visiting dog, inspiring children about to have similar surgeries. Her life is now a book and it'll soon be a film.
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Isa Randle – Lucky’s owner

Hope in the Face of Great Adversity
Isa and Lucky the Chihuahua have a tremendous bond. When the little dog became poorly, it was discovered he had a heart condition. Isa found a surgeon in Japan who could possibly save Lucky's life – that really is going the extra mile for your dog.
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