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'Neighbours' pet dog Audrey loses cancer battle

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Neighbours bosses have announced that the Kennedys' beloved dog Audrey has been put to sleep following a short illness.

The canine, who joined the soap in 2001 when she was just eight weeks old, died earlier today. She had been suffering from cancer.

Paying tribute to the popular pet, Alan Fletcher - who plays Karl Kennedy - told the official Neighbours website: "It was just lovely to have Audrey around, she really did brighten up the set and she made the Kennedys a complete family. She'll be sadly missed by everyone."

Jackie Woodburne, who plays Susan, added: "When she first joined she was so well-trained that she would only come to us when it was part of the scene. However, it wasn't long before she considered the set her home and us her family [and] she wouldn't hesitate to come over for a pat or cuddle, but she was always the professional.

"And she was a scene stealer and could proudly claim to be the only natural blonde on the show - we'll really miss her."

Audrey's real-life owner, Christine Powell from Animal Actors, confirmed that the dog had remained in good spirits until the end and even filmed some scenes with the Kennedys yesterday.

Powell said: "Audrey loved being on the show and I'd like to take this opportunity to remind pet owners not to hesitate to have their pets checked if you suspect something isn't quite right."

It is believed that Audrey's death will be written into Neighbours scripts in episodes which air later this year.

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