Some previous Blue Cross medal winners
The Blue Cross Medal 2019 was awarded to Lily-Rose, an eight-year-old Papillion crossbreed dog. Lily saved her owner from choking to death on a snack and alerted her when her mother collapsed in the night after a heart attack. Lily-Rose also performs essential tasks around the house, picking up items dropped by her owner’s mother, who suffers with arthritis, and helps with essential household chores, including the laundry.
A young mastiff called Lemmy won the award after being nominated by his owner for saving the lives of her two sons. Rescue-dog Lemmy brought his young owner Max back from dark depression and suicidal thoughts and turned his life around. A true hero in every sense of the word.
Romeo was nominated by his loving owner as the five-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier cross spends a great deal of time visiting stroke patients and residents in care homes, and regularly donates blood to the Royal Veterinary College saving numerous doggie lives. Romeo completely transforms the stereotype for this lovely breed with all the incredible ways he helps out people and other dogs.
Former rescue dog Bonnie overcame a tough start in life and went on to become an outstanding Pets as Therapy Dog, bringing comfort to hundreds of vulnerable people in her community, from children with fear of dogs to people at the end of their lives.
Daisy, a labrador trained to detect cancer by Medical Detection Dogs, was awarded the centenary edition of the Blue Cross Medal after saving hundreds of lives, including that of her owner, by detecting cancer.
Awarded to Jake, a Metropolitan Police explosives dog, who cleared the scene at the Tavistock Square bus bombing, and walked the tube tunnels at Kings Cross so paramedics had access to the injured.
Jim, a 19 year old cat, saved the lives of his family by waking them up when their house caught fire.
Major Methuen of the King's Royal Rifles was awarded the medal for the rescue of horses under shellfire on the battlefield in France.