Nominations open for RSPCA Honours

Nominations open for RSPCA Honours

Do you know a youngster with a passion for helping animals, a scientist whose research has helped improve welfare or a volunteer who dedicates all their spare time to supporting the RSPCA? If so we want to hear all about them.


Nominations have opened for the RSPCA Honours, our annual awards ceremony to celebrate those who go the extra mile for animals. For more than 100 years, the RSPCA Honours have been an opportunity to recognise those people and organisations who’ve helped us in our goal to end animal cruelty and protect animals from abuse.


Last year comedian Ricky Gervais scooped an RSPCA Honour for his outstanding contribution to animal welfare. Super fundraiser Lorraine Carey won an award for her raising more than £5,500 for the RSPCA in a number of challenges including climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, skydiving over Las Vegas, swimming Lake Windermere.


Dr James Yeates, chief veterinary officer said: “The Honours are a chance to say thank you to the very special people out there who go above and beyond to make life better for animals. We love reading through the nominations, some of them are very courageous, humbling and inspiring. We want to hear about the volunteers, the youngsters, the organisations, the researchers and the celebrities who are doing great things so we can say thank you on behalf of the animals.”


Last year’s winners included a volunteer RNLI crew from Merseyside who rescued a dog in treacherous conditions and a campaign group who helped introduce Harvey’s Law so that pets killed on Britain’s highways will be scanned and hopefully identified so owners can be informed.


To view this year’s categories and for nominations, visit