Steph Hartley with Romeo
A Staffordshire bull terrier has won the RSPCA’s Service Animal Award in its 2019 Honours List.
Romeo was recognised for his donations to the Royal Veterinary College’s Blood Donor Programme. His individual contributions have helped save the lives of more than 32 dogs during the five years he has been donating.
As well as blood donations, Romeo is a qualified pet therapy dog and regularly visits hospitals and dementia care homes.
Romeo’s owner, Steph Hartley, said: “Romeo is one of the best things we’ve ever had. We are so incredibly proud of him for helping to transform the lives of so many pets, as well as touching the lives of so many people.”