KATIE Price's protection dog Blade has been killed after being hit by a car, meaning the star has now lost seven animals.
It is the latest pet tragedy for Katie following the deaths of numerous other animals in and around her Sussex home.
She announced the news on Instagram, writing: "Words can’t express the lost of my best friend my protector my absolutely everything who had sadly passed away today I have no words to say how I’m feeling but numb and shocked rip Blade."
Grove Lodge Veterinary Group alerted the public to the incident this morning, writing on its Facebook page: "Unfortunately we have had a large shepherd dog handed into our OOH team last night.
"Found on the A24 near dial post. The dog does not have a microchip, however was wearing a brown Louis Vuitton collar."
The tragedy happened just seven months after another of Katie's dogs, Sharon, was killed on the same road.
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A driver picked the Pomeranian off the A24 and took her to Arun Vets in Pulborough, West Sussex, who confirmed the death.
A source close to Katie said it was “rotten luck” that Sharon was hit and Katie was “in bits”.
It followed a litany of five other known deaths — more are alleged — which began in 2017 when one of her horses perished after being struck by a motor.
A year on a delivery driver hit her Alsatian, Queenie, who was gifted to her by ex Kieran hayler on her 38th birthday.
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Chameleon Marvin died of a “broken heart” the same year when her kids Princess and Junior went to stay with her ex Peter Andre.
In 2020 a second Alsatian, Sparkle, was hit by a car after escaping onto the same road that claimed blade's life.
Months later, French Bulldog Rolo suffocated.
The family’s nanny sat on the pup after it dozed off under a chair when Katie illegally gave it vet prescription-only cannabis oil.
Katie has also had to give away an out-of-control Alsatian, Bear, for attacking other animals.
Animal lovers started a Change.org petition calling for her to be banned from buying animals.
It claimed several creatures had died from “lack of care” including puppies said to have drowned in a “neglected swimming pool” and a cat one of her dogs “ripped” apart.
The petition claimed: “Animals just go missing in her home never to been seen again.”
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Mum-of-five Katie, who split from boyfriend Carl Woods, 34. earlier this week, was said to be “devastated” after 26,000 signed the petition.
Katie, who owns chihuahuas Captain, Buddy, Colin and Batman, was recently accused of negligence towards her smaller pooches after they were seen living in filthy conditions inside her Sussex home.
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