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…)

National Pet Month: Win £500 to Spend on Your Pets

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This April is National Pet Month, and we wouldn’t be animal lovers if we didn’t find some way to celebrate with our very own set of goodies – so we’re offering our lucky readers the chance to win a handsome £500 voucher to spend on toys and treats at PetPlanet.co.uk!

Entry to the competition is very simple – we want to showcase the special relationships that animals have with the younger members of their family, so all we ask you to do is take a lovely picture of your child with their pet or pets. Send us your entry at submissions@animalfriends.co.uk, or tweet your picture to us at @FeelGoodPark by the 30th of April, using the hashtags #AFKidsPets and #nationalpetmonth to make sure everybody following the conversation can see your adorable photograph! (more…)

Draw a Bird Day

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The story behind Draw a Bird Day

There is a good chance that you may not be aware that today happens to be Draw A Bird Day. To celebrate, we are running a just-for-fun contest on our Facebook and Twitter pages where you can submit your best drawing of a bird and we’ll share our favourites, and maybe even feature the best submissions on this very blog if you’re lucky!

For the uninitiated, here is the story behind this peculiar, heart-warming day. (more…)

Celebrate ‘Lookalike Day’ by Sharing a Selfie with Your Pet!

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We’re well aware that most of you need no excuse to share a selfie. However, Easter Sunday this year also marks the return of everyone’s favourite awareness day, ‘Lookalike Day’!

Whereas this ‘interesting’ day usually involves people filling up social media with images of themselves made up to look like celebrities, this year we want to see how many of you think there is a resemblance between you and your pet.

On Lookalike Day (April 20th) we’ll be asking all of our fabulous followers on Facebook and Twitter to share a selfie that also includes your perfect pet and we’ll pick the entry that we think is the best as our ‘Petalike’ champion! To enter, all you need to do is share a picture of you and your pet using #PetAlike with us on Facebook or Twitter.

And if you have a friend who you think looks just like their pooch or kitty, give them a nudge to share their selfie too!

We can’t wait to see all of your wonderful entries…