Cats Protection Inverurie
Dogs take on a fox to save their moggy pal
Cats Protection


12 Nov 2004

CATS and dogs often fight . . .well, like cats and dogs. But not at the Greenwoods' home.

There, Cobweb the cat and sister and brother dogs nine-year-old Poppy and Gizmo, are best of friends - for Cobweb can thank his two little pals for saving one of his nine lives.

They came to the rescue when they chased off a fox which was savaging their feline friend.

Poppy and Gizmo with Linda and Cobweb
Poppy and Gizmo with Linda and Cobweb

Cobweb's tail was badly damaged and has had to be been amputated, but it would have far more serious if Poppy and Gizmo - shih-tzu and Jack Russell crosses - had not come to the rescue.

Their action has got them into the final of the North West Everyday Canine Hero awards, organised by Pedigree and Asda.

The public can vote for a regional winner by completing a slip at Asda stores.

The pets, plus another dog and four more cats, live with Linda Greenwood, her husband Jeff and their sons Tim, 21, and Daniel, 17, at Myrtle Earth Farm, Edge Lane, Higher Cloughfold, Rossendale.

Linda, who has a sandwich shop in Chadderton, said: "Cobweb had a big, black furry tail like Basil Brush but I am afraid it had to be amputated. All three dogs are protective of the cats and they all get along famously."

Winners of the regional heat will be announced later this month.

Winners will receive £100 of Asda vouchers and a year's supply of Pedigree pet food.