Petside Digest: Yoda's Passing, Bear Bite Earmark Animal News This WeekPublished March 16, 2012
World's Ugliest Dog Dies: Petside
We'll start this week's Petside Digest off with a bit of sad news. Yesterday, news broke that Yoda, the winner of the 2011 World's Ugliest Dog contest, had passed away peacefully last Saturday in her sleep. Our thoughts and prayers are with Yoda's family at this time, but especially her family since we all know all dogs go to Heaven. For more coverage, read Petside's story!
Dog Loves to Play with Toy Mouse: Vet Street
Think toy mice are just for cats? Think again!
Our friends at Vet Street have shared this adorable video of a dog who absolutely loves to play with a toy mouse! Yes, it's as adorable as it sounds, and we highly suggest you check it out and get your daily dose of cute this fine Friday!
Bear Bites Woman While Walking Dog: MSNBC
Imagine yourself walking your dog and politely disposing of his/her waste, when a bear runs up behind and bites you in the rear. Sounds like something out of a comedy, right? Only this event actually happened.
According to an MSNBC report, a Florida woman was bit in the rear by a bear after walking her dog. Authorities assume the bear was spooked by the woman's dog, an Akita Shepherd mix. The woman was taken to the hospital after suffering four puncture wounds. For more information on this story, read MSNBC's article!
Alleged Cat Killer on Trial in Virginia: Petside
A Virginia man is on trial for allegedly throwing his brown tabby cat into a kennel with three non-cat friendly dogs. As you can imagine, the result was not pretty, and has resulted in charges being brought against the suspected killer, Anthony Robert Ahrens.
We're not really sure why anyone would even think of doing this. For more information on the story, read Petside's article!
Adoptable Pet of the Week: Marlene
Marlene is an adorable domestic medium-hair hailing from El Paso, Texas! This three-year-old beauty is already spayed, up-to-date on all of her shots and house-trained. Now all she needs is a forever-loving home! If you can, show this black cat some big love by giving her a great home!