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Monthly Archives: August 2011

  • Kids ‘should be made to wear bike helmets’
  • 2 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Adults looking to invest in bicycle insurance for their children may also want to consider purchasing a helmet for their offspring. Angela Lee, chief executive officer of the Bicycle Helmet Initiative Trust (BHIT), explained that youngsters are vulnerable when travelling by two wheels and should wear headgear. She described how the BHIT supports the introduction of legislation that requires kids … More

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  • Student insurance ‘should be considered’
  • 2 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Students living in shared rented houses have been advised that it is wise to invest in university insurance. Annie Shaw, director of Cashquestions.com, explained how policies will cover incidents such as the loss of possessions, fires and theft. She claimed that individuals should "definitely" be considering taking out cover as it could work out cheaper in the long run. "Don't … More

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  • Cabinet minister highlights the problem of abandoned dogs
  • 2 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Dog insurance policyholders with rescue dogs may be interested to learn that cabinet minister Chris Huhne has drawn attention to the plight of canines abandoned by their owners. The MP for Eastleigh recently visited a Blue Cross adoption centre in the West End and asserted that the number of creatures left by their owners is "appalling". "It saddens me to … More

  • Moggy brings in nest with three baby birds
  • 2 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Cat insurance customers may be used to their moggies bringing in unwanted presents caught while out hunting, but one creature from Taunton surprised its owners with a bird's nest complete with three baby animals. Bella arrived home at Vikki and Wesley Spencer's house with the unusual gift, which had one youngster still inside. However, the conscientious feline proceeded to head … More

  • Fitness guru backs Kennel Club campaign
  • 2 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Dog insurance policyholders hoping to enjoy some quality time with their pooch and get into shape may want to attend the Kennel Club's International Agility Festival, which will be attended by fitness guru Rosemary Conley. Held between August 12th and 14th, the event is expected to attract up to 2,500 canines with their human companions. Ms Conley will be appearing … More

  • Scottish SPCA seeks home for diabetic pooch
  • 2 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • A new owner, who may take out a dog insurance policy, is being sought for a diabetic pooch currently in the care of the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). Roxy, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, resides at the charity's Aberdeenshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre. Debbie Innes, centre assistant manager, described the pooch as a "laid … More

  • Planning permission granted for horse sanctuary
  • 2 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Newport Council has granted a local woman permission to build a log cabin as part of a new centre for injured and pregnant equines, horse insurance customers may be pleased to learn. Carol Partridge plans to convert land at Rose Farm in Penhow into a refuge for animals in need of care, reports the South Wales Argus. Initially, the local … More

  • Equine involved in car accident on the Isle of Wight
  • 2 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • The owner of a pony involved in a car accident on the Isle of Wight may have to claim on their equine insurance policy following the incident. A Ford Focus struck the animal on Sunday (July 31st) and a vet was called out to attend to the injured creature, reports Isle of Wight Radio. There was no rider with the … More

  • Dwarf cat ‘is one in a million’
  • 2 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • The owners of a feline called Shelley may want to take out a cat insurance policy as vets told them the animal is "one in a million" due to the fact that she has a condition called cat dwarfism. At only 1.2 kg, the moggy is unlikely to grow beyond the size of a four-month-old kitten, reports the Norwich Evening … More

  • Moggy reunited with owner after five years
  • 2 August 2011 | 1 Comment
  • Cat insurance customers whose moggies have gone missing may be encouraged by the news that a feline called Ebony has been reunited with his owner after vanishing for five years. The creature escaped from a cattery while his owner was on holiday in 2006 and despite the best efforts of his human companion, he was not found again. However, last … More

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