An animal charity has launched a search to find unsung heroes.
The RSPCA is on the looking for the bravest Animal Hero, Young Animal Enthusiast of the Year and Public Service Animal of the Year amongst a host of awards.
And the charity is appealing for entries from south east Northumberland
Now in its second year, the Animal Hero Awards aims to recognise and celebrate the most inspiring examples of bravery, dedication and resilience in the animal world.
The RSPCA wants to hear heart-warming and inspiring stories, so if anyone knows of someone or an animal that deserves to be recognised then they can nominate them for an Animal Hero Award.
Nominations need to be made no later than Friday, October 17, at www.animalheroawards.co.uk/nominate.html
Winners will be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony, hosted by Amanda Holden, at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, on November 26.
“We are delighted the Animal Hero Awards celebrates the bond between people and animals,” said David Canavan, of the RSPCA.
“The RSPCA was formed 190 years ago and throughout that time we have been inspired by incredible stories of bravery, courage and compassion between animals and humans.
“Despite the shocking things we see on a day-to-day basis, the RSPCA firmly believes that we are a nation of animal lovers, and now is the perfect time to recognise and celebrate this.”