Shebbear teenager Liam Landymore has been named joint winner of the Young Animal Enthusiast of the Year award at the Daily Mirrors Animal Hero awards. Liam, a young ambassador for the charity Dogs Helping Kids (DHK), joined a host of celebrities on the red carpet at Londons Grosvenor House Hotel last night (Wednesday). The fourth annual event, held in conjunction with the RSPCA to celebrate outstanding achievements in the animal world, was hosted by Britains Got Talent judge Amanda Holden. Liam, 17, launched his own initiative for DHK after the charity helped him battle PTSD and depression, aged 12. He set up Liams MOB (which stands for Men on Board) in 2014 to inspire more men to use force free, positive reinforcement dog training, and to educate children about being safe around dogs. Mum Rachael told the Gazette: Im so proud of Liam hes had a tough few years so for him to even get to the final was amazing. He is now planning to launch a dog bite prevention campaign to promote positive reinforcement training among men. Through training positively, we can help protect kids, prevent dogs from being put down and give dogs a better life. He was a joint winner with Lucy Gavaghan, 14, who inspired 280,000 people to support her campaign to stop Tesco selling eggs from caged hens. Other winners on the night included Baxter the Labrador puppy, who saved six-year-old Olivia Goodman from choking after suffering a seizure. Comedian Paul OGrady was given an outstanding contribution award for his television shows about conservation issues.