Earlier this month a lurcher named Mikka just missed out as top dog in this years RSPCA Championship Trophy.

Mikka at his  home in Brynhyfryd with owner Pamela Lewis.

Mikka at his home in Brynhyfryd with owner Pamela Lewis.

Swansea Evening Post reports: ” MIKKA the lurcher may have missed out on the Dog of the Year title, but to Pamela Lewis he will always be top dog. The charismatic canine, who less than a year ago was fighting for his life, was one of several rescue dogs bidding for the RSPCA championship trophy. He had already won the regional title and it was hoped he might bring the national prize home to Swansea.

Mikka moved into his new home with Pam in Brynhyfryd a year ago, after being discovered close to death in a Swansea park. And his full recovery has been capped by the decision of judges in the national competition, who named him highly commended.

He received an engraved glass trophy although the top silverware went to a Newfoundland.

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“I was the champion from the day I had him,” said his proud owner. “I won such a beautiful dog and he will always be a champion to us.” Readers of a national newspaper were invited to vote for Mikka along with five other dogs in contention for the RSPCA title celebrating rescue dogs. Even though he was denied top spot, he will always be Pam’s top dog.

“When I first saw him it was love at first sight,” she said.

“He is a loving, loyal, elegant dog who has made lots of new friends.”

A year ago Mikka was found collapsed and dying in a park behind Cwmrhydyceirw Rugby Club. He was so ill he could not stand. Vets from St James Veterinary Group based in Uplands, Swansea, fought hard to bring him back to health.”

Congratulations Mikka 🙂