The Water Bowl: Cat Running for Senate

02/28/2012 at 11:30 AM EST

Cat Runs for Senate
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A cat named Hank has entered the race to fill the U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated by Jim Webb in November. Hank, a former street cat, is 9 years old and lives in Springfield, Va. –DCist

An Iowa City man has been charged with theft – for stealing his own cat. The cat was found roaming the streets and had been picked up by a local shelter; when the man went to retrieve the cat, he refused to pay the shelter fee, stuffed the cat in a carrier and went home. –AP

Supporters of the Sumatran tiger, an endangered species, ran across hot coals at the London Zoo to raise money for conservation efforts. –ITN News



A dog ran across traffic on an Albuquerque highway, causing a chain reaction car crash that involved a semi tractor-trailer full of 36,000 lbs. of frozen meat. The truck burst into flames almost immediately. Sadly, the dog died. –AP

When a 13-year-old Oregon girl realized her house was on fire, she carried two of her cats next door and called 911. Emergency workers arrived in time to save the house – and the other two cats. –KVAL CBS 13

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