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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

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