A US taxidermist has come up with a strange way to keep the memory of dead pets alive – cushions made from their fur.

Jeanette Hall gets bereaved animal owners to send her their pets’ bodies – which she then transforms into pillows and cushions.

The soft furnishings feature the hair of your cat or dog on one side and the fabric of your choice on the other.

And she has already sold hundreds of the Pet Pillows across the world in just a couple of months.

Jeanette, 29, from Nevada, admits some people are initially shocked by the idea.

But she said most animal lovers were thrilled by the chance to have a permanent reminder of their four-legged friends.

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