The Water Bowl: Man Charged After Rescuing Starving Cat; Plus: A Lost Rottweiler's Homecoming!
A 71-year-old retired media exec was charged with criminal mischief after he rescued a starving cat that was trapped under his neighbor's house in Long Island, N.Y. Tom Young says his neighbors, Deanna and Herbert Jacobi, despise cats and he believes the traps under their home are there to kill strays. They couple says they set the trap up for raccoons and that Young sprayed anti-feline repellent, which rendered their home uninhabitable for some time.--The New York Post
A woman who found an abandoned Rottweiler near a highway tracked down her owners after a lengthy search. Turns out Ella the dog survived 13 days scavenging for food along a highway after her owners were in serious car crash. The family survived but thought Ella had perished in the crash.--CBS News
International experts will convene at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction on Oct. 22-25 for a conference on how animals benefit people of all ages. "Research in this field is providing new evidence on the positive impact pets have in our lives," said Rebecca Johnson, associate professor in the MU Sinclair School of Nursing.--Sciencedaily.com
A lynx cat took a swipe at a 3-year-old through an enclosure at the Little River Zoo in Norman, Okla. The child's wounds are not life threatening, according to police.--KFOR.com