Quick Hits: Mayor's pet pig gets reprieve; Kansas kid wins for hedgehogs

01/07/2009 at 02:02 PM EST

Quick Hits:  Mayor's pet pig gets reprieve; Kansas kid wins for hedgehogs
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* New mayor's geriatric pet pig gets to stay–thanks to a pardon from the outgoing mayor.--LA Times

* A dalmatian in Leicestershire has a litter of 18 puppies by Caesarean section.--BBC

* Kansas kid changes law so he can have a hedgehog.--MetroUK

* K9Grass, a durable fake turf designed to wick away urine, is becoming state of the art for dog runs.--San Jose Mercury News

* Pelican turning up sick on California coast, baffling rescuers.--AP

* The Chinese public is turning against eating cats and dogs, but 10,000 cats are eaten every day in Guangdong province.--Catster

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