The Petside Digest: Puppy Mills, Extra-Toed Cats Earmark News This WeekPublished January 13, 2012
We'll start this week's Petside Digest with some great news! Recently, the country of Ireland (which has long been viewed as the "Puppy Farm" of Europe) has made a move to clean up its act. With the passing of new legislation, the country has finally banned puppy mills!
We're wondering--when will the United States make a similar move? Read the full story here, and share your thoughts in a comment!
Are Video Games Bad for Pets?: Vet Street
A new article over on Vet Street examines why video games (which are already adversely affecting our children) may, by proxy, be adversely affecting our pets.
It's an interesting viewpoint, and definitely worth a read on this fine Friday!
Mitt Romney "Dog Incident" Could Hurt Campaign: Huffington Post
Yesterday, we posted an item about presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, who admittedly took his family dog on a car trip tied to the roof of his car over 20 years ago. That incident, according to a new Huffington Post article, might come back to hurt Romney. Read their take on the matter here!
Do you think Romney's callous actions will come back to haunt him? Share your thoughts in a comment!
Two Cats, 54 Toes: Petside
Rounding out the headlines this week are a pair of adorable polydactyl cats, Fred and Ned. Polydactyl cats, also known as "mitten" cats, are recognizable for their extra toes. But these two are raising the bar; these cats share 54 toes between the two of them! That's an extra 18 toes!
Read the story here to learn more about Fred and Ned and the ever-adorable polydactyl cat!
Adoptable Pet of the Week: Peachy
Our adoptable pet of the week is an adorable Domestic Shorthair cat named Peachy, who comes from a California animal shelter. This girl is already spayed, and is up to date on all of her routine shots. All she needs now is some TLC from a forever-loving home!