The Water Bowl: Dogs Who Go to Church; Plus: Free Cats for Allergic Kids

updated 06/26/2009 AT 10:43 AM ET

originally published 06/26/2009 AT 10:34 AM ET

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In October, pastor Rachel Bickford of the Pilgrim Congregational Church in North Weymouth, Mass., began holding services for both people and dogs.–Guideposts

An Army dog named Toby ingested an explosive while sniffing out Taliban improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Afghanistan. The pooch was picked up by a medical emergency helicopter and whisked back to Camp Bastion.–The Press Association

Allerca Lifestyle Pets officially launched its Pet Buddies program this week to provide the company’s hypoallergenic kittens at no cost to pet-allergic children undergoing long-term medical treatment.–PR Newswire

A 1-year-old feline in West Norfolk, England, miraculously survived a hit by an arrow. Doctors say it narrowly missed vital organs.–BBC

Help Maggie heal! Maggie, a kitty that got her foot caught in an elevator shaft in Harlem, N.Y., needs expensive surgery that her owner can’t afford.–New York Daily News