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Celebrity pets: Furry friends of the rich and famous

By: Catie Leary on Oct. 21, 2011, 8:39 a.m.
Pete Doherty and his cat Jimmy

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Pete Doherty and Jimmy

Pete Doherty, the troubled rocker from The Libertines and Babyshambles, pets his cat Jimmy and sips wine outside his home in Wiltshire, England, on May 6, 2008.

Doherty, who has spent time in rehab over the years, was once accused of giving crack cocaine to his pet cat Dinger in a widely publicized photograph that went viral. In addition, neighbors claimed to have seen the cat -- with bloodshot eyes -- "digging desperately" around the garden. The incident was a motivating factor in helping the rock star clean up his act.