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Uggie from The Artist Will Publish a Memoir
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05/01/2012 AT 11:30 AM EDT

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Uggie is set to publish a memoir due out in October. In addition to The Artist, the Jack Russell terrier also starred in Water for Elephants and The Descendants. –NYTimes.com

Five exotic animals will be returned to the widow of the Zanesville, Ohio, man who released 50 animals from his property last October before ultimately committing suicide. Marian Thompson will receive two leopards, two monkeys and a bear, all of which have been living at the Columbus Zoo after the incident. –ABC News

Rocker Bret Michaels is releasing his own line of pet accessories in partnership with PeSmart. "They all have the Bret Michaels signature touch," he said. "Even the cat products have got a rocker vibe. But all of it is useable, fun." –Today



Several parts of Australia have named the koala a "vulnerable" species as a result of a declining population, which has dropped as much as 40% since 1990. Though the species is holding steady or thriving in other areas, animal activists would like to see the koala receive protection throughout the country. –BBC

Dogs originally trained to sniff out bombs are now searching for Burmese pythons at Florida's Everglades National Park. Thus far, the group has helped researchers trap 19 pythons, including a pregnant snake with 19 eggs. –Reuters

Recall Alert: Diamond Pet Foods is recalling a third type of dog food after due to concerns over salmonella contamination. Production at its plant has been suspended since April 8. –CBS News

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