The Water Bowl: Leonardo DiCaprio Speaks Up for Animals; Plus: Lego Cat Goes Missing!
The International Fund for Animal Welfare and actor Leonardo DiCaprio are partnering up for Animal Action Week, an environmental education program that kicks off today. "It's our responsibility not just to protect our planet, but also its animals," DiCaprio, an IFAW Honorary Board Member, said in a statement released Monday. "Animals are an integral part of human existence and we must always remember that. Unfortunately, they face more threats than ever before. These are threats that, if we all work together, we can begin to alleviate."--IFAW.org
Someone stole a Lego cat from a house made out of Legos for the BBC TV show, Toy Stories. Fusker the cat was modeled after a feline belonging to the presenter of the show and was snatched just before the house was demolished.--Businessweek.com
A nursing mother cat at a shelter in Denver, Colo., is caring for a Chihuahua pup whose mom passed away after birth. Check out the adorable video here!--Paw Print Post
Henry Lee Polk was linked to the 2004 murder of Stephen M. Nolte after police discovered cat hair from Polk's cats in the victim's pockets. Polk was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole.--Kansascity.com
A 74-year-old Florida woman was horrifically mauled by a pack of raccoons that she was trying to chase from her yard on Sunday. "We're not talking about a lot of little bites here," Sheriff Grady Judd told the AP. "She was filleted."--Associated Press
A pack of circus animals that caused chaos on a Dublin highway last Thursday are now missing from a local animal pound. "I want my llamas back," circus owner Alexander Scholl said.--Independent.ie