The Water Bowl: Arizona's Squirrels Won't Get $1.25 Mil Bridge; Plus, New Yorkers Love Rats?
Arizona's endangered red squirrels won't be getting their safe passage across roads any time soon. The state government canceled plans to spend $1.25 million on bridges in order to prevent them from being roadkill. –ABC News
New York City dwellers, it turns out, have lots of affection for subway rats. When the MTA announced a plan to deal with rat infestations, some wrote impassioned odes to the rodents. –NYTimes.com
The kennel where Vice President Joe Biden got his German shepherd puppy, Champ, has been found not-guilty of dog-law violation charges. The kennel owner's attorney said that since Biden got the dog, the kennel has been "under a magnifying glass." –Philadelphia Inquirer
Recall Alert: Natural Balance Pet Foods is voluntarily recalling 5 and 28-lb. bags of Sweet Potato & Chicken Dry Dog Food. Some samples tested positive for Salmonella. –Natural Balance
It's Take Your Dog to Work Day everyday on Capitol Hill, where beagles, Scottish terriers and Shih Tzus follow their political owners to the office. They sit in on meetings and go swimming in fountains. –Washington Post