The Petside Digest: This Week in News for Dogs and CatsPublished October 28, 2011
Jack the Cat Found, Fighting for Life: Petside
It would be a disservice for us not to begin this latest edition of the Petside Digest with what is probably the hottest news item this week: Jack the Cat, the cat lost by American Airlines in New York's JFK Airport, has been found!
After missing for two months and gaining a rather gargantuan group of devoted Facebook followers, Jack the Cat has been found. But he's not quite out of the woods. Diagnosed with fatty liver disease, Jack the Cat is now fighting for his nine lives.
Our only hope is that Jack the Cat can hear the prayers of cat-loving people everywhere and make it through this ordeal!
A Different Side to Terry Thompson, Man Responsible for Animals Killed in Ohio Last Week: People
Last week, 49 animals were killed in Ohio thanks to the actions of Terry Thompson, the preserve owner who let his exotic animals free before he took his own life.
This week, an article in People showed a different side to Thompson, portraying him as a troubled and sympathetic man.
Check the article out and let us know what you think in a comment. Should we feel sorry for Terry Thompson?
Hilarious Awkward Family Pet Photos: iVillage
We couldn't let this week go by without sharing this wonderful nugget; our friends at iVillage put together a slideshow of incredibly awkward family pet photos. Curious? It's definitely worth a look and sure to draw a laugh!
Dog Survives Gas Chamber, Now Up for Adoption: Washington Post
So this is a pretty bizarre story, to say the least. Apparently, a stray Beagle mix christened "Daniel" has cheated what was supposed to be an Animal Control sanctioned death in Alabama. According to the report, this pup was supposed to be put down, but he miraculously survived the gas chamber.
After he survived, volunteers for the Eleventh Hour Rescue Group stepped in and helped to find a center that would put the pup up for adoption. Daniel is now adoptable at a shelter in New Jersey.
Pretty crazy--share your thoughts in a comment!
Adoptable Pet of the Week: Burke
Burke is an adorable black Labrador Retriever hailing from Texas. He's well-behaved and incredibly affectionate, and is one dog the rescue center he's stationed at would love to see find a new home! If you can, give Burke a chance at a forever loving home!