The Water Bowl: Alyssa Milano and More Stars Tweet for Adoptable Pets; Plus: Bat ‘Love Songs’!

updated 08/26/2009 AT 10:58 AM ET

originally published 08/26/2009 AT 10:46 AM ET

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Celebrities like Kevin Nealon and Alyssa Milano are helping spread the word about pet adoption on Twitter. On www.TwitterACritter.com they’ve selected animals available for adoption and tweeted a link to that pet’s information.–Examiner.com

Researchers at Texas A&M University have found that male free-tail bats sing complex “love songs” to woo potential mates.–BBC

Small airplane pilots across the country have set an ambitious goal for next month: From Sept. 12 through Sept. 20 they plan to transport 5,000 animals from kill shelters to rescue groups. The group Pilots N Paws, which was created 18 months ago and connects pilots with shelters in need, has more than 600 pilots signed up, and so far more than 1,000 animals have been saved.–USA Today

A housing development in Cardiff Bay, England, has commissioned an artist to erect an ‘animal wall’ that will contain 1,000 integrated bird and nesting boxes.–BBC