Animal Rights Awareness Week: And How We’re Helping

Animal Rights Awareness Week Article Part 1

Animal Rights Awareness Week is running from Thursday 19th June to Wednesday 25th June and here at Animal Friends we are always looking for ways to help animals in need. Animals are treated appallingly on a daily basis and it’s just not on, especially when they do not have the ability to stand up for themselves, vocally or physically. What gives humans the right to cause defenceless creatures pain and suffering?

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Which Dog Breed is Most Popular in Your Country?

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Cats and Dogs have always been the apple of their owners’ eyes and with huge rapid growth in the use of social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram it was only a matter of time before our pets ruled the internet. Nowadays it is near-on impossible to log onto your social networks without seeing cute pictures of dogs, or funny videos of cats.

But what can all of this ‘sharing’, ‘liking’ and retweeting show us when it comes to owners and their pets? (more…)

Which Other Animated Animals Should Follow Danger Mouse Back on the Big Screen?

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Anyone who has viewed our TV adverts featuring Girlie, Cracker and Chester will know we are ALL about animated animals here at Animal Friends. Understandably then, today’s news from the BBC that the cult-classic cartoon Danger Mouse will be returning to our screens in 2015 was met with cries of joy around our office. Inevitably, the conversation got on to which other classic animal cartoons should also be given a 21st century makeover, and here are a few of our better suggestions: (more…)

Our Rehomed Pet World Cup 2014 is now live.

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Hi everyone!

The Animal Friends Rehomed Pet World Cup 2014 has been up and running for a few days now. We have chosen 32 lucky pet owners (and the pets they have rehomed) to take part in this competition that will see the winner’s charity receive a £5,000 donation from us. (more…)

Terms and Conditions for the Rehomed Pet World Cup 2014 Competition

1) These terms and conditions apply to the ‘Rehomed Pet World Cup 2014’ competition run by Animal Friends Insurance Services Ltd (“Animal Friends”/ “The company”) and by entering or participating in the competition, entrants and participants will be deemed to have read and accepted these terms and agree to be bound by them. Those who do not agree should not enter or partake into the competition.

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Animal Friends Have Now Donated £1.7 Million to Animal Charities

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May marked a mammoth month for Animal Friends’ charity work as we helped an array of charities that were in desperate need of funding for a variety of different projects. In total, 11 charities received funds that amounted to £66,000 rounding off a fantastic month of charitable activity. But how and why did Animal Friends manage to help? (more…)

The Cat That Saved a Boy, and Other Brave Pets

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If you’ve been awake today, you’ll no doubt have spotted the video of the cat in California that saved its young owner from being mauled by a stray dog. Since the CCTV footage made it online, the clip has gone viral, with people all over the world heralding the heroics of this feisty feline.

Although this is clearly an incredible story, it’s not the only example of a pet leaping to the aid of its owner. Below you’ll find a few more inspirational pet tales: (more…)

Rescued Seals Released Back into Wild by RSPCA

Back in early December a record tidal surge that caused severe flooding and “war zone“-like damage in Norfolk, England, washed up and stranded 108 seal pups, many less than three weeks old.

The East Winch branch of RSPCA (England & Wales) took the pups in with a view to nursing them back to full health so that they could be released back into their natural habitat. To help with the pups' rehabilitation Animal Friends donated £20,000 to the charity.

Here we have a great insight into how the charity has been releasing the seals back into the wild now that they are back to full health.

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National Pet Month: And the Winner of the £500 Voucher is….

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Last month, to celebrate National Pet Month, we asked animal lovers across the country to show us the special relationships between their pets and children as part of our Kids and Pets Photo Competition. We were truly bowled over by the gorgeous entries that were sent in, which made choosing the winner of a £500 voucher to spend on toys and treats at PetPlanet.co.uk a very difficult decision indeed!

While sadly we could only pick one competition winner, we thought we would take this opportunity to introduce you to just a few of our favourite runners up – and of course show off the adorable winning entry! Without further ado, here are our top Kids and Pets photos: (more…)

How Happy Hour Productions Made the Animal Friends TV Adverts

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Here we have an interesting insight from Tom George of Happy Hour on how they made our wonderful television adverts.

Where did it come from?

You probably recognise Cracker and Girlie from the Animal Friends Insurance TV adverts. We’ve certainly received plenty of positive feedback on our work with Animal Friends and we’re very happy with what we’ve produced.

Happy Hour Productions are the creative agency and production company behind the adverts. We have produced each of the five adverts for television, in addition to sponsorship idents and other web videos. We thoroughly enjoy working with Animal Friends, and hope we continue to do so for many years to come. (more…)