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Animal Friends / Our visit to Oak and Furrows Wildlife Rescue Centre

Our visit to Oak and Furrows Wildlife Rescue Centre 2

Charity visit This week we popped into Oak and Furrows – a wildlife rescue centre based in the Blakehill Farm nature reserve near Cricklade – to give them a donation of £11,000. The charity was founded in 2006 with a true passion for helping animals. The centre has relocated and expanded along the way and … Continued

Animal Friends / This Morning Live 2017

In May the Animal Friends team and our poodles headed off to the National Exhibition Centre for “This Morning Live” armed with tennis balls, leaflets, hats, and iPads. We set up home at the Pet’s Corner and were in the middle of all the action throughout the event. We met Pax, the German Shepherd, on his … Continued

Animal Friends / More than 1 in 10 Brits are ALLERGIC to their pets

It appears that Brits endure daily suffering for our pets, as one in 10 of us are allergic to our own cats and dogs! We conducted a survey of 2,000 UK pet owners, which revealed that a whopping 13% battle through symptoms such as sneezing, rashes, hives and even difficulty breathing, to own a cat … Continued

Animal Friends / Charity Donation: HorseWorld

Charity Donation: HorseWorld 1

Charity Donation to HorseWorld This week, we were kindly invited to visit HorseWorld who won £10,000.00 thanks to our recent charity giveaway! HorseWorld invited us to come and see how the £10,000.00 would be spent, and to also show us what projects we have previously helped fund. We were given a fantastic guided tour of … Continued

Animal Friends / Product Review: Bissell Pro Heat 2x Revolution

Bissell Pro Heat 2x Revolution Here at Animal Friends, many of us are pet owners ourselves, so when we were kindly sent the Bissell Pro Heat 2x Revolution we were keen to set it to work in a genuine pet-owning home. We really put this machine through its paces by trialling it in AFI employee, … Continued

Animal Friends / How to Help Your Dog Lose Weight

How to help your dog lose weight Millions of dogs’ lives are cut short every year from obesity. An overweight dog is much more likely to suffer from illnesses such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease and high blood pressure. While it is a good idea to consult your vet for a diet plan or a … Continued

Animal Friends / Britain’s Most Popular Pet Names 2016

Signs of Overheating and Heatstroke in Dogs

Britain’s Most Popular Pet Names To celebrate this month being National Pet Month, we undertook some research into the UK’s most popular pet names. Looking at almost 60,000 dogs, cats and horses, we’ve found that Britain’s most popular pet name is Alfie! Alfie came in as the top dog name for the UK, and the … Continued

Animal Friends / Customer Story: Simba the Cat

For our customer story this month Mr Manfield tells us about his late cat, Simba. Simba was a very handsome tabby and white cat adopted from the Cats Protection League back in 2007. Simba was an incredibly affectionate cat with a huge heart for his family. Here is what his owner Mr Manfield shared with us: ‘We adopted Simba from our … Continued

Animal Friends / Our Animal Friends: Misty Moo and Ginger Ninja

Ginger Ninja & Misty Moo

Your name and department: Sianne in Sales Your pet’s names: Misty Moo and Ginger Ninja How old are they: They are both 3 years and 9 months old Breed: Domestic Short Hair What do they look like: Misty Moo is black and white. She has a half white and half black face with a Harry Potter-like scar … Continued

Animal Friends / Customer Story – Melody the Horse

Nevern Melody the Thoroughbred

For our customer story this month Miss Rogers tells us about her lovely horse, Melody, who is a 15 year old, 16.1hh, thoroughbred ex-racehorse. Melody has been through quite a lot over the last year. Here is what her owner Miss Rogers shared with us: ‘I saw her in a stable one day back in … Continued

Animal Friends / Our Animal Friends: Flo the French Bulldog

Flo the French Bulldog

Your name and department: Sophie – Customer Service Your pet’s name: Flo How old is she: Approximately 2 years Breed: French Bulldog – Brindle colour What does she look like: In our words a “Bat pig” as she has stuck up ears with one slightly bent at the top and she likes to snort a lot! What is … Continued

Animal Friends / Vet Fees: How Much is Too Much?

vet fees

Evan Davis and Justin Webb took to Radio 4 in early February to ask a difficult question: When it comes to life-saving veterinary treatment, how much is too much? This question is always an uncomfortable one to answer, but it is an important one. Unless you’ve got unlimited funds at your disposal, the limit might … Continued

Animal Friends / Our Animal Friends – Keltie the Golden Retriever

Keltie the Golden Retriever

Your name and department: Emma – Sales Your pet’s name: Keltie How old is she: 12 years Breed: Golden Retriever What does she look like: She is golden with natural grey highlights (due to her age) around her face. She also has a black spot on her back! What is her favourite… Toy: She likes to destroy her toys, however … Continued

Animal Friends / Our Animal Friends: Bubble and Fizz

Fizz and Bubble

Your name and department:  Josh – Marketing Your pets’ names:  Bubble and Fizz How old are they:  15/16 yrs Breed:  Domestic Shorthairs What do they look like:  Bubble has white/black/brown fur. Fizz has black/brown fur and he’s got quite a gut on him! What are their favourite… Toys:  Nothing for Bubble.  He’s only interested in … Continued

Animal Friends / Our Animal Friends: Fraggles & Rufus

Frazzles and Rufus

Your name and department:  Claire – Sales Equine Your pet’s names:  Fraggles and Rufus How old are they:  Fraggles is 9 years old.  Rufus is 4 years old. Breed:  Cross-breeds What do they look like:  Fraggles is white with a tan head, tan spots and a scruffy coat.  Rufus is black/dark brown with a white nose … Continued

Animal Friends / Customer Story – Mr Hampson and Hector

Hector Hampson

Mr Hampson and his dog Hector Each month we decided it would be a lovely idea to look to our customers to share their own stories of their pets. This month, we have Mr Hampson’s story of his much loved English Bull Terrier, Hector.  Hector unfortunately passed away recently, but here’s what his owner Mr … Continued

Animal Friends / Our Animal Friends: Daisy the German Shepherd

Your name and department:    Lindy – Claims Your pet’s name:   Daisy How old is she:  She’s 10 years old Breed:  German Shepherd Dog What does she look like:  Absolutely beautiful.  Cream/white long coated. What is her favourite…    Toy:    Kong Food:    She’s not too bothered about food!  She does like Dentastix though. Thing to do:   Sleeping on … Continued

Animal Friends / Vote for us at the Moneywise Customer Service Awards 2016

moneywise customer service awards

We are pleased to announce that you can now vote for us in The Moneywise Customer Service Awards 2016. This award will allow you to vote for the financial service provider that you feel offers outstanding customer service and great value for money. 2015 was such a huge year for us at Animal Friends Insurance, winning the … Continued