ViaGen Clones Winning Rodeo Horse

Most pet parents don’t want to think about what life without their beloved furry friend would be like.

A Texas-based company wants to help pet owners keep both their memory — and DNA — around.

A foal, born a few weeks ago in Timbercreek Canyon — near Amarillo — is a clone of Topper, an award-winning rodeo horse.

“He passed away unexpectedly, so the clients had the foresight to preserve his DNA,” said Melaine Rodriguez with Viagen Pets.

Rodriguez’s own cat – Benji – is a clone of a friend’s Bengal cat.

“Personality is very, very similar,” said Rodriguez of Benji. “He’s a very laid back, easy going cat. And that’s not typical of the breed.”

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