Saturday 20 October 2018

Paul O’Grady heartbroken after death of pet dog and TV star Olga

The presenter’s 14-year-old Cairn terrier cross has died.

Paul O’Grady has been left devastated by the death of his dog Olga (Doug Peters/PA)
Paul O’Grady has been left devastated by the death of his dog Olga (Doug Peters/PA)

By Keiran Southern, Los Angeles Correspondent

Paul O’Grady has been left devastated following the death of his beloved dog Olga.

The 14-year-old Cairn terrier cross had starred in her owner’s radio and TV shows and died on Saturday, according to the Sunday Mirror.

O’Grady, who presents ITV’s For The Love of Dogs, carried the animal into his garden to say goodbye after she was suffering from kidney failure.

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Paul O’Grady, who has been left devastated following the death of his beloved dog, Olga (Ian West/PA)

The 62-year-old said: “She was ready to go. At least I will have a good night’s sleep now. I have been up with her for two nights on the sofa. She’s been up in the night vomming and things.

“It’s the hardest thing to do but it’s the only thing to do.

“I knew it wasn’t Olga any more, she was a state. I shed my tears earlier on in the week. It’s heartbreaking but she had a great life. She loved television studios.”

O’Grady spent £8,000 on cancer treatment for Olga four years ago.

Last week O’Grady revealed he had been rushed to hospital in India after lying in the gutter with stray dogs while filming his latest TV show.

He was in Dehli recording scenes for his new four-part ITV series For The Love Of Dogs: India when he discovered two puppies bitten by rats.

O’Grady was attempting to clean their wounds and clear them of maggots before he became ill.

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