The Water Bowl: How a Polar Bear Gets a Root Canal; Plus: Cat Glued to Highway Is Rescued

12/21/2009 at 10:30 AM EST

The Water Bowl: How a Polar Bear Gets a Root Canal; Plus: Cat Glued to Highway Is Rescued
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Glacier, a polar bear at a Washington zoo, went under the endodontist's drill for a root canal. To get the 950-lb. beast on the operating table, the zoo used a dart gun, a strong net, a forklift, a truck and a heavy-duty gurney. –The News Tribune

A Minnesota cat was found on a highway with its paws glued to the road. He is recovering with a foster family. –

Katherine Heigl's foundation is funding the transportation of 43 more Chihuahuas out of California's overcrowded shelters to New York City via Project Flying Chihuahuas. –AP via Google

Oscar, a former shelter pup, just finished a tour to 29 countries, including Nepal, Peru and Egypt! During the trip, Oscar and his owner distributed 15,000 leashes to other needy dogs. –Daily Mail

Former soccer star Michelle Akers, who has been rescuing and rehabilitating horses since retiring from sports, is selling soccer memorabilia in order to repair her flood-damaged farm. –AP via Google

Two New Zealand scientists have released a study saying that dogs are bad for the environment, and have twice the annual carbon footprint of cars. –AFP via Google

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