Tree of Life For Animals, a charity set up by veterinary nurse Rachel Wright, has been announced as one of five finalists for this year's Animal Star Awards.

The awards were set up to give recognition to animals and humans alike for the amazing things that they do for each other.

Tree of Life For Animals, which runs a veterinary hospital and rescue centre in Rajasthan, Northern India, has been shortlisted in the ‘UK Charity of the Year’ Category from a selection process that saw over 500 hundred nominations.

Awards founder Mary Burgess said: "I created the awards to give recognition to those that truly deserve it for their work with animals, and also to give animals recognition for the things they do for humans. We can’t wait to celebrate with the amazing TOLFA animal charity at the ceremony."

The awards ceremony takes place on Saturday 3rd November at the Mandolay Hotel, Guildford. The judging panel includes chairman of the Badger Trust Dominic Dyer, Lisa Baldock MBE & IAPWA founder Nicky Stevens and other industry experts.

To learn more about the Animal Star Awards and to buy tickets visit www.animalstarawards.com.

To find out more about Tree of Life For Animals, visit www.tolfa.org.uk

Photo: Rachel Wright