Katie Price shows off her new look 'after her dog's tragic death'

Katie Price showed off her brand new hair colour on Saturday after it emerged her dog Sharon was killed in a road accident.

The former glamour model, 44, took to Instagram to debut her new look after going from blonde to brunette despite the star reportedly being ‘in bits’ over the death of her Pomeranian.

It is claimed reality star Katie was grieving the loss of her sixth pet on Friday after the animal was hit by a car in West Sussex.

New look: Katie Price, 44, showed off her brand new hair colour on Saturday after it emerged her dog Sharon was killed in a road accident

But she appeared to be taking her mind off things this weekend, showing off her much darker hair on social media and writing: ‘Can’t believe how different I look going back brunette.’

Earlier this week, Katie showcased her much lighter shade of hair as she sat on the worktop in her kitchen.

She gave a glimpse at her midriff and her tattoos as she wore a blue-grey co-ord while posing for the camera. 

It comes after Katie was reportedly grieving the loss of her sixth pet on Friday after her beloved Pomeranian dog Sharon was killed after she allegedly escaped and ran on to the road where she was hit by a car.

All change: The former glamour model took to Instagram to debut her new look after going from blonde to brunette despite the star reportedly being 'in bits' over her pet's death (pictured this week)

All change: The former glamour model took to Instagram to debut her new look after going from blonde to brunette despite the star reportedly being ‘in bits’ over her pet’s death (pictured this week)

Sad news: Katie was reportedly grieving the loss of her sixth pet on Friday after her beloved dog Sharon (bottom right) was killed in a car accident

Sad news: Katie was reportedly grieving the loss of her sixth pet on Friday after her beloved dog Sharon (bottom right) was killed in a car accident

The pooch was recently pictured on the glamour model’s Instagram grid as she lay next to the former I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! star. 

Sharon was picked up off the busy A24 by the driver of a vehicle and taken to Arun Vets in Pulborough, West Sussex, where her death was confirmed, according to The Sun.

A source close to the reality TV star – who owns Chihuahuas Captain, Buddy, Colin and Batman, and guard dog Blade – told the publication it was ‘rotten luck’ that Sharon was hit, adding that Katie is ‘in bits’.

MailOnline contacted a representative for Katie and the vets for comment at the time of the reports.

It is not Katie’s first pet tragedy as her dogs Rolo, Queenie and Sparkle died in previous years, while she has also lost a pet chameleon and a beloved horse.

Horrific: Pomeranian Sharon was picked up off the A24 by the driver of the vehicle and taken to to Arun Vets in Pulborough, West Sussex, where the death was confirmed, claims The Sun

Horrific: Pomeranian Sharon was picked up off the A24 by the driver of the vehicle and taken to to Arun Vets in Pulborough, West Sussex, where the death was confirmed, claims The Sun

Earlier this month, it was reported Katie was ‘devastated’ after losing her pet Chihuahua Captain while on holiday, before she was reunited with the dog. 

Katie lost the pup while staying in Sandbanks, Dorset with her on-off fiancé, Carl Woods, 33.

Speaking to The Sun, a source said: ‘Katie was in bits. She thought Captain would be fine off his lead as they were staying on a friend’s private property which was very secure but he managed to run off.

‘Katie was devastated thinking she has lost him for good, or that he might get run over.’  

Missing: Earlier this month,  Katie was reportedly left 'devastated' and 'in bits' after losing her pet Chihuahua Captain while on holiday recently (pictured earlier this year)

Missing: Earlier this month,  Katie was reportedly left ‘devastated’ and ‘in bits’ after losing her pet Chihuahua Captain while on holiday recently (pictured earlier this year)

After eight hours of searching, the former Celebrity Big Brother winner then received a phone call to say Captain had been found.

He had been taken to a local vet where they were able to identify him via his microchip.

Katie has previously come under fire after a Change.Org petition gained traction in a bid to ban her from owning further animals. It had more than 25,000 signatures at the time of writing.

Scary: After eight hours of searching, the former Celebrity Big Brother winner then received a phone call to say Captain had been found (pictured earlier this year)

Scary: After eight hours of searching, the former Celebrity Big Brother winner then received a phone call to say Captain had been found (pictured earlier this year) 

The former Celebrity Big Brother housemate was previously criticised by animal welfare charities in November 2021 after getting guard dog Okra following an incident which saw her dog Rolo suffocate at her home, while her Alsatian Sparkle was mowed down in February 2020, in shocking echoes of the death of her dog Queenie, who was killed in 2018.

Katie later revealed her shock after she was illegally advised to give her late puppy Rolo cannabis oil before he ‘suffocated to death in an armchair’.  

The late French Bulldog, which was bought as a present for her daughter Princess on her 13th birthday, fell asleep under an electric chair after having the non-psychoactive cannabis derivative, and later ‘suffocated’ when the family’s nanny sat on the chair. 

Shock: She was previously slammed by animal welfare charities in November 2021 after welcoming guard dog Okra into the family after dog Rolo was suffocated in her home (Katie pictured with her late puppy Rolo)

Shock: She was previously slammed by animal welfare charities in November 2021 after welcoming guard dog Okra into the family after dog Rolo was suffocated in her home (Katie pictured with her late puppy Rolo) 

Shortly after this incident, which occurred in 2019, the petition was launched.  

Katie told the Mirror she was unaware that it is illegal to give dogs the substance without a veterinary prescription, in accordance with the The Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2013.

The description for the petition read: ‘A puppy has died in the last 24 hours in Katie prices care she bought this puppy for her 13 year old child 3 weeks ago. Which was killed in an accident no one witnessed.

Her love: The late French Bulldog was bought as a present for her daughter Princess on her 13th birthday (Katie and Princess seen with Katie's on-off fiancé Carl Woods)

Her love: The late French Bulldog was bought as a present for her daughter Princess on her 13th birthday (Katie and Princess seen with Katie’s on-off fiancé Carl Woods)

‘In the last 5 years more animals have died from lack of care. Horses, dogs. cats, lizards, hedgehogs. This isn’t a single family tragedy. It’s a common thing in Katie price home. 2 dogs have been ran over.

It goes on: ‘Puppies were found dead drowning in a neglected swimming pool. A horse was run over on a motorway. 

‘Animals just go missing in her home never to been seen again. Her guard dog broke into her neighbour’s garden and killed their chickens.’

Sad: Katie has come under fire in the past after a Change.Org petition gained traction in a bid to ban her from owning further animals (pictured with daughter Princess and dog Buddy)

Sad: Katie has come under fire in the past after a Change.Org petition gained traction in a bid to ban her from owning further animals (pictured with daughter Princess and dog Buddy)

Petition: Shortly after the incident with Rolo, which occurred in 2019, a petition was launched to ban Katie owning more pets

Petition: Shortly after the incident with Rolo, which occurred in 2019, a petition was launched to ban Katie owning more pets

‘Clothes dumped all over the place. Alger growing in her pool where her puppy drowned. She jokes about her mucky mansion. 

‘But it ain’t a joke that animals are dying from her lack of care. Being left alone to meet untimely deaths and nobody is saying enough is enough and carry on selling her animals.

‘3 weeks ago bull dog puppy named Rolo was in her care. Nobody knows including her how it died. We need to stop this now no more animals need to die.’

MailOnline contacted Katie’s reps at the time for comment.

Tough: Rolo's death came just months after her Alsatian Sparkle's tragic death when she ran onto a busy road outside her previous home

Tough: Rolo’s death came just months after her Alsatian Sparkle’s tragic death when she ran onto a busy road outside her previous home

Rolo’s death came just months after her Alsatian Sparkle’s tragic death when she ran onto a busy road outside her previous home.

One of Katie’s horses was killed on the same road, the A24 in Sussex, in 2017 after escaping from a field. 

The same year, Katie’s chameleon Marvin died of a ‘broken heart’ when her children Junior and Princess went to stay with their father, her ex Peter Andre.

Katie suffered further tragedy in 2018 when her Alsatian Queenie was struck and killed by a delivery driver.

The star took to Instagram to pay tribute to her one-year-old German Shepherd, who was gifted to her by then-husband Kieran Hayler back in 2016.

She penned: ‘I’m absolutely Devastated heartbroken my faithful loving family dogs life Queenie has been shortened as she was killed by a heartless delivery driver who ran into our dog seeing her struggle and drove off without telling us and left her to die very disappointed a human being can be this heartless! (sic)’

Katie also had to give away her Alsatian Bear after he repeatedly attacked other animals.

Animal mad: Katie's home is a menagerie of pets and she is also a keen equestrian

Animal mad: Katie’s home is a menagerie of pets and she is also a keen equestrian 

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