The annual awards, taking place in London on 30 September, celebrate “inspiring” examples of bravery, dedication and resilience in the animal world.
Webbox will be joined by animal charity Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, who will once again be acting as charity partner, and the People’s Postcode Lottery who will be sponsoring the event for the first time and whose players have raised more than £57m for animal charities.
This year’s categories include Young Animal Hero, for a young person who has built a strong relationship with animals or actively works to improve animal welfare, Inspirational Animal of the Year, for an animal who has inspired people with their spirit or courage, and Services to Wildlife, for an individual or group who has had an impact on the preservation and welfare of wildlife in Britain.
Tony Raeburn, CEO of Webbox said: “We are delighted to once again partner with the Animal Hero Awards in conjunction with the Mirror, People’s Postcode Lottery and charity partner, Battersea.
“Last year’s awards really opened our eyes to all the fantastic and often overlooked work that is being carried out and we’re certain that the 2019 nominations will be an emotional read.”