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Monthly Archives: May 2011

  • Football-loving pony astounds staff at rescue centre
  • 9 May 2011 | 0 Comments
  • A two-year-old miniature stallion has impressed workers at Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary with his football skills, equine insurance customers may be intrigued to learn. Jeffrey was give a ball to play with after staff decided he was “looking a bit bored” and he instantly started using his new toy, reports the Daily Mail. Manager at the centre Neil Martin commented: “He really … More

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  • Battersea looks for home for cat and dog buddies
  • 9 May 2011 | 0 Comments
  • The rehoming team at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home are hoping that an altruistic animal lover – who may need pet insurance for two animals – will take in a pair of furry friends that have lived together for years. Whiskas the cat and Ben the Golden Retriever will hopefully be found a new owner after their previous human companions were … More

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  • Trio of canines join Cumbrian police force
  • 9 May 2011 | 0 Comments
  • Police in Cumbria may have taken out dog insurance for three of the latest additions to its numbers – Dash, Leo and Penny. The canines completed their General Purpose Police Dog course and are now qualified to assist officers with searching for offenders and missing people, reports BBC News. In addition to this, the creatures may also be utilised to help … More

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  • Escaped pony captured using skipping rope
  • 5 May 2011 | 0 Comments
  • A Shetland pony that was spotted wandering around Holbeck Park Avenue was captured using a skipping rope, equine insurance customers may be intrigued to learn. Police were called out after the unattended animal was spotted in the Barrow neighbourhood, reports the North-West Evening Mail. However, a member of the public had summoned up their cowboy skills and captured the animal using … More

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  • Football fans cycle 250 miles for charity
  • 5 May 2011 | 0 Comments
  • Huddersfield Town football fans may have ensured they had bicycle insurance before embarking on a 250-mile journey to the south coast. A group of more than 170 sporting enthusiasts and officials from the club left the West Yorkshire stadium last week ahead of the team’s match against Brighton on Saturday (April 30th). The cyclists were hoping to arrive in the seaside … More

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  • RSPCA rehomes over 64k animals in 2010
  • 5 May 2011 | 0 Comments
  • The RSPCA has announced that it helped to rehome 64,086 animals in 2010, pet insurance customers may be impressed to learn. As part of RSPCA Week, which runs from May 2nd to 8th, the organisation published figures showing the work done to help the UK’s animal population last year. A total of £4 million was spent on veterinary care and more … More

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  • Albino pygmy hedgehogs to be used to educate children
  • 5 May 2011 | 0 Comments
  • One animal lover who may need to take out pet insurance is Jay Gunn, who has successfully started breeding albino pygmy hedgehogs. The 41-year-old former Edinburgh Zoo employee now has six adult albino animals as well as three hoglets, reports the Daily Mail. His African pygmy hedgehogs are three times smaller than those found in the UK and only one in … More

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  • Anglers needed for fishing contest
  • 5 May 2011 | 0 Comments
  • Angling insurance customers may want to put their hobby to good use and help raise money for charity. The Grimsby Telegraph reports how patrons of the Laura McPhee Memorial Fund are looking for sponsors and fishermen to take part in an event at Hunters Lodge Fishery in Brigg. All money raised from the competition will be donated to the cause, … More

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  • Food festival comes to caravan site
  • 5 May 2011 | 0 Comments
  • Those with an interest in high-quality food may want to purchase caravan insurance and head to Oxfordshire later this month to sample some of the delicacies that will be on offer at the Wallingford Food Festival. The inaugural event will be hosted at the Bridge Villa caravan and campsite in Crowmarsh Gifford on May 14 between 10:00 BST and 17:00 BST, … More

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  • Fundraisers to cycle 1,000 miles for charity
  • 5 May 2011 | 0 Comments
  • A group of eight cyclists may be in need of mountain bike insurance as they set off on a 1,000-mile ride across France to raise money for charity. According to the Northumberland Gazette, the Blokes on Spokes team – who are all former rugby players, will be donating the proceeds of the trip to Storma Nurse Specialists, which helps youngsters with … More

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