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What are the Petplan & ADCH Animal Charity Awards?

Petplan and the Association of Dogs and Cats Homes (ADCH) have joined forces for the third year of these Animal Charity Awards. The inspirational event celebrates outstanding animal charities and not-for-profit organisations across the UK who go that extra mile to help rescue and rehome animals in need.

Petplan has worked closely with animal rehoming centres for over 30 years and sees first-hand the fantastic work that goes on every day to help improve the welfare of animals. These awards provide an opportunity for people to recognise the dedication and commitment of charity staff and volunteers, and give pet owners a chance to say 'thank you'.

See the 2015 winners in action!

When is the nomination period?

Nominations for the Petplan & ADCH Animal Charity Awards 2015 are now closed. Nominations for the 2016 campaign will open in January.

What categories can I nominate for?

The three award categories are:

  • Animal Charity Volunteer of the Year
  • Animal Charity Employee of the Year
  • Animal Charity Team of the Year

What should I say in my nomination?

Each pet owner will have their own individual reasons for why they think a specific charity team or individual deserves an award. Try to provide detailed examples of what the charity or members of the team did to go above and beyond your expectations. What exactly did they do or say? How did they make you feel? What was it that made your experience a positive one?

How are these awards judged?

The nominations are judged by an impartial and independent panel of key industry representatives. These judges have first-hand experience of working in the animal welfare sector and are able to use their expertise to judge who the truly outstanding teams and individuals are from the nominations we receive. Petplan are not part of the judging panel.

When are the winners announced?

Once nominations have been counted and verified, three finalists will be selected in each category and invited to attend a heart-warming awards ceremony where the winners will be congratulated.

The ceremony for the Petplan & ADCH Animal Charity Awards 2015 will be taking place in Bournemouth on Wednesday 22nd April 2015. Winners will be announced on our website the next day.

To view videos of the 2014 winners click here.

See the 2015 winners in action!