The Water Bowl: Noisy Cat Sounds Alarm on House Fire. Plus, FBI Dog Dies Following Shootout

updated 10/29/2009 AT 10:27 AM ET

originally published 10/29/2009 AT 10:30 AM ET

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A cat making noises like a fire alarm helped his owner escape an actual blaze in New Zealand. –

Sad news: A FBI dog who was wounded in a shootout in Deaborn, Mich., was transported by helicopter to a hospital but did not survive. –

An English mastiff that bit Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield’s wife was ordered to be put down. –AP via

A Portuguese water dog has been trained to help a boy with a severe peanut allergy. –

Two abandoned goats were found in an industrial park in Massachusetts. –AP via

In “pro-dog” New York, co-ops with no-dog policies are dwindling in number. –