Last week, Katie Price posted a picture on Instagram of herself holding her new puppy, which looks like a chihuahua, called Captain. In response, a petition to ban her from owning pets for life has reached over 20,000 signatures.
Not a great track record
It seems as though the former glamour model doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to pets. In 2020, her Alsatian dog called Sparkle was fatally hit by a car after it escaped from her home. Last year, a carer for Price's son, Harvey, found another family pet - French Bulldog, Rolo - dead after getting stuck under an armchair.
Rolo was the beloved pet dog of Price's daughter Princess. After his death, Price gifted Princess a new pet dog called Precious. Last year, The Sun revealed how Price then gave Precious to a member of the TV crew working on her latest show.
Soon after the death of Rolo, the petition was launched. But since Captain’s arrival, the petition has experienced a sudden influx of signatures, reaching over 20k on Tuesday, May 24.
The petition states:
A puppy has died in the last 24 hours in Katie Price's care, she bought this puppy for her 13-year-old child 3 weeks ago
In the last 5 years more animals have died from lack of care. Horses. Dogs. Cats Lizards Hedgehogs. This isn't a single family tragedy. It's a common thing in Katie Price's home.
PETA issues a statement
Animal rights group PETA has also spoken outabout the issue, stating that Price should be stopped from owning any more pets.
The organisation's director, Elisa Allen, told The Sun:
Given her track record with animals, several of whom have died in her 'care', it would be irresponsible and reckless for Katie to be allowed to acquire another one.
And any breeder willing to sell to her is clearly putting profit over the animals' welfare.
However, Price's rep told The Sun:
Kate can do no right in some people's eyes; Kate has always been an avid pet lover and as we've mentioned before Kate would welcome a conversation with PETA organisational director, Elisa Allen, but Elisa has yet to get in touch.