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The first British Animal Honours saw four winners in the Meridian region, you may have seen them on the programme last night.

Owen Howkins and his dog Haatchi won the Braveheart Honour, which is for rescued animals who thrive and go on to make a difference to the lives of other animals or people.

Hetty the dog won the Guardian Angel Honour for a trained assistance animal who has transformed someone's life through their skills, loyalty and devotion. Hetty is a guide dog and seizure alert dog for Tony Brown-Griffin from Tunbridge Wells.

Brin the dog from Sussex won the Canine Commando honour, for working alongside the military and the East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service won the Local Charity of the Year honour for their work rescuing and treating sick and injured animals.


Meet our animals up for awards

A brand new awards show celebrating the achievements of the country’s most extraordinary animals and the people who work with them, the British Animal Honours, is hosted by Kent's Paul O’Grady and airs on ITV on tonight at 8pm.

There are several nominees from across the Meridian region, including Owen Howkins and his dog Haatchi from Hampshire, East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service, Hetty the dog, who looks after her owner Tony Brown-Griffin and Brin, the stray from Afghanistan who found a new home in Sussex.

From the brave and heroic to the funny and adorable, the British Animal Honours covers categories across military service and bravery as well as conservation and therapy, with most of the winners selected by a 30-strong jury made up of animal experts, animal charities and celebrities.

Owen's best pal - his dog 'Haatchi', is a Crufts finalist

Owne Howkins & Haatchi
Owen Howkins holds onto his dog - his 'best friend' Haatchi Credit: Anthony Devlin/ PA Wire

Seven-year-old Owen Howkins from Basingstoke has been talking about how his three-legged dog Haatchi turned his life around. Haatchi has been nominated for a Crufts award for heroic dogs.

ITV Meridian first spoke to Owen and his family about Haatchi back in August 2012. Read more about their story by clicking here.

Owen said: "Haatchi has changed my life. I used to be scared of strangers, then Haatchi came along and now I'm not and that's how he changed my life.

"I didn't really meet many others with disabilities and felt like the odd one out, which made me really sad.

"But when I saw Haatchi and saw how strong he was, even though he only had three legs, I became stronger myself.

"I love him so much."

Haatchi is one of five dog heroes competing in a public vote for the 'Friends for Life Award' at Crufts 2013.


Merry Christmas for boy and his dog

Owen and Haatchi
Owen and Haatchi are getting festive with Text Santa Credit: ITV Meridian

Do you remember these two? Owen and Haatchi from Basingstoke were featured on our programme earlier this year and now they're joining in our Text Santa appeal.

Owen and Haatchi
The unwrapping begins... Credit: ITV Meridian
Owen and Haatchi
A Text Santa surprise! Credit: ITV Meridian
Owen and Haatchi
Looking good fellas! Credit: ITV Meridian

Haatchi wins IFAW award

Haatchi and Owen
Haatchi and Owen Credit: ITV Meridian

An Anatolian Shepard dog from Hampshire will receive a special award in the House of Lords later.

Haatchi lost his rear leg and his tail after he was tied to a railway line and hit by a train.

Despite his injuries he has recently qualified as a Pets as Therapy dog and formed a close bond with his owner Owen.

Queen guitarist Brian May will present Haatchi with his award from the International Fund for Animal Welfare later.

Award for puppy, tied to railway line

A Hampshire dog with a remarkable story is to receive a special award from the International Fund for Animal Welfare at the House of Lords. Anatolian shepherd dog Haatchi suffered horrific injuries as a puppy after being tied to a railway line and hit by a train.

After surviving the amputation of a rear leg and his tail, Haatchi struggled to find a new home. His future looked bleak before he was eventually adopted by Colleen Drummond, her fiance Will Howkins and his seven-year-old son Owen, in Basingstoke.

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