Katie Price is ‘devastated’ after a petition resurfaced calling on her to be banned from keeping pets.
The petition was initially started after the mother-of-five’s French Bulldog puppy Rolo died three weeks after she bought him for 13-year-old Princess in July, to help her move on from the loss of a dog that had been run over.
A spokeswoman for Katie said the telly star was “devastated” at the petition.
She claimed it was “unkind” and “based on hearsay” and insisted “Katie loves her animals”.
The petition, signed by some 5,700, states: “A puppy has died in Katie Price’s care… 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.”
It continued: “Two dogs have been ran over. Puppies were found dead drowning in a neglected swimming pool. A horse was run over on a motorway.”
Rolo died after he got stuck under an armchair, with Katie later explaining on YouTube that she was “utterly devastated”.
Sitting alongside her daughter, Katie, 42, said: “At the end of the day, Princess’ dog Rolo tragically died and we’re absolutely devastated.
“As a mum, the reason I got Princess another dog was because she was do distraught, like I was, about her dog Sparkle getting run over.”
And asked people to stop “trolling” the family.
Katie said: “Just let us grieve and get on with it. Obviously we’ve had to tell you what’s happened because it’s one of the worst things to see a lifeless puppy there who was fine five minutes before, because it came to see me.”
The family have suffered a number of tragic losses when it comes to their pets.
In February, Alsatian Sparkle was killed after being hit by a car.
Katie’s dog Queenie died in similar circumstances, after being run over by a pizza delivery van.
The family also had a pet chameleon named Marvin who died, and one of Katie’s horses was killed in a crash too.
Since Rolo’s death, the family have added a new dog to the family – tiny Precious. They also have Sid and protection dog Blade, along with cats.