KATIE Price has given fans a glimpse of her adorable new puppy despite suffering repeated trauma with the animals in her care.
The former glamour model, 45, bought the young German Shepherd pup on the weekend and has named him Tank.
His arrival into her home comes just eight weeks after the tragic death of her protection dog Blade.
Katie has now shared a peek at her new pet while filming a live video for her fans on social media site TikTok.
In the clip, the sweet pooch can be seen padding around in the background after Katie gets up briefly from her kitchen chair.
Just a short while after the video streamed, Katie was banned from TikTok for breaking a big rule.
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The star was caught vaping during another live stream and it led to her account being temporarily suspended. It is now back up and running again.
Katie's decision to buy a new puppy comes as a petition to stop her owning pets following the deaths of at least seven others has reached 35,324 signatures.
Just two months ago, Blade was hit by a car near her house. He was the seventh animal die in her care since 2017.
But the mum-of-five is insisting she is "determined to keep Tank safe" and out of harm's way.
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A source told us: "Katie is well aware that there's strong feelings towards her and pet ownership.
"The pup is still too young to leave the house, but Katie is keen to keep Tank on the down low for now.
"She was heartbroken after Blade's death and is determined to keep Tank safe. In time, it could grow into her new protection dog and fill the void left by Blade.
"Katie has always lived by her own rules and she's adamant she'll prove her critics wrong and give Tank a loving home."
The Sun has contacted Katie for comment.
Katie previously said police were investigating Blade's death after she claimed the dog was killed as an attempt to get at her.
The German Shepherd died after being hit by a vehicle on the A24, which is close to Katie's East Sussex home.
She said at the time: "Blade, my guard dog, unfortunately, it upsets me to talk about, but has been killed by somebody, he wasn't just run over. He was killed. There is a police investigation about it."
The tragedy happened just seven months after another of Katie's dogs, Sharon, was killed on the same road.
A driver picked the Pomeranian off the A24 and took her to Arun Vets in Pulborough, West Sussex, who confirmed the death.
The year before that, a delivery driver hit her Alsatian, Queenie, who was gifted to her by ex Kieran hayler on her 38th birthday.
In 2020 a second Alsatian, Sparkle, was hit by a car after escaping onto the A24.
Months later, French Bulldog Rolo suffocated after being squashed underneath a chair.
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Katie also had to give away an out-of-control Alsatian, Bear, for attacking other animals.
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