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Monthly Archives: May 2011

  • Cyclist to compete in TransRockies Challenge
  • 12 May 2011 | 0 Comments
  • A pair of cycle enthusiasts from the UK may have invested in mountain bike insurance ahead of a challenge in the US. Mark Almond and Gordon Dickson are planning to pedal across Alberta and British Columbia as part of the TransRockies Challenge that takes place from August 7th to August 13th. The two men are completing the adventure after entering a … More

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  • Hawks in London parks to create more pet insurance claims?
  • 12 May 2011 | 0 Comments
  • The use of hawks to control pigeon populations in central London could lead to an increase in the number of pet insurance claims as the birds of prey have attacked a number of small canines in the area. Vets in Chelsea have reported that three small pooches have been brought in for treatment after sustaining injuries as a result of clashes … More

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  • Brits warned of danger antifreeze poses to cats
  • 12 May 2011 | 0 Comments
  • Brits have been urged to take care when storing or disposing of antifreeze as the substance is very toxic and can result in pet owners having to make claims on cat insurance policies. Leanne Plumtree, of RSPCA North, told the Peterlee Mail that the charity sees cases every year in which creatures die as a result of ingesting antifreeze. “Many of … More

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  • Coventry animal shelter ‘one of the best for rehoming pets’
  • 12 May 2011 | 0 Comments
  • An animal rescue centre in Coventry is among the most successful at rehoming creatures with prospective pet insurance customers. Figures released by the RSPCA revealed that its Allesley sanctuary is in the top ten in the country, having found new owners for more than 1,000 creatures during 2010, reports the Coventry Telegraph. Louise Labram, a superviser at the centre, commented: “The … More

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  • Dogs to serve as witnesses in Japanese weddings
  • 12 May 2011 | 0 Comments
  • Dog insurance customers who want their pooch to play an active part in their wedding may want to consider getting married at the Yokohama Kokusai Hotel just outside Tokyo. The venue’s “dog wedding” packages allow canines to carry the rings up the aisle and even to act as witnesses by signing documents with their paw prints, reports the Daily Telegraph. … More

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  • Mounted policeman gets dressage lesson with Olympic star
  • 9 May 2011 | 0 Comments
  • Horse insurance customers may be jealous of the retirement present received by one mounted policeman from his fellow officers. Six-times Olympian Kyra Kyrklund gave PC Dave Allen a retirement to remember after his colleagues teamed up to arrange a lesson with the dressage star, reports Horse & Hound magazine. PC Allen is one of the country’s most experienced mounted officers, … More

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  • Mabel the Blue Peter dog passes away
  • 9 May 2011 | 0 Comments
  • Just weeks after the sad passing of Blue Peter dog Lucy, a second stalwart of the children’s show has died, dog insurance customers may be sad to learn. Mabel, a rescued pooch who first made an appearance in 1996, starred alongside 14 different presenters during her time with the programme. Among the memorable moments featuring the dog was a trip to … More

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  • Scottish SPCA rescues pair of rabbits
  • 9 May 2011 | 0 Comments
  • Two bunnies were found in a box in Livingston and have since been taken in by the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). The charity is currently looking for a new owner – who may need to take out pet insurance – to look after the “adorable pair”. Scottish SPCA inspector June Chalcroft noted that the creatures … More

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  • Dog owners urged to heed Seaton Carew beach ban
  • 9 May 2011 | 0 Comments
  • Hartlepool Borough Council has urged animal owners to heed a ban on walking dogs on a stretch of Seaton Carew beach that is in place until September 30th. Dog insurance customers may be among those who are not permitted to take their animals to the coastal area from the start of May reports the Peterlee Mail. Despite a highly publicised … More

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