The Water Bowl: Win $5,000 for Your Dog's Halloween Costume

10/17/2012 at 11:00 AM EDT

Petco 2012 Halloween Contest: Win $5,000
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Don't keep that photo of your pup in a hotdog costume all to yourself! Petco is offering $5,000 for the best snapshot of a pet in costume as part of their "Howloween Make a Scene" challenge. The pet store's contest ends Oct. 28. –Star-Ledger

This car's engine was purring like a kitten – literally. A Florida mechanic discovered a cat trapped near the automobile's axle after the owner complained he heard meowing. The kitten, now adopted by the mechanic, was not harmed. –Today

When is it okay to roll your canine companion in a stroller? A veterinarian weighs in on the topic, explaining that putting your pooch on wheels is justified for medical and health reasons, such as when a dog is in recovery or too small to endure long walks. –WebMD

They're crowd pleasers for younger animal lovers, but petting zoos may not to be so warm-and-fuzzy. An E. coli outbreak linked to a North Carolina fair has stirred debate over whether these types of animal exhibits are safe. So far, 38 cases have been reported, and of the 16 adults and 22 children affected, eight were hospitalized and a 2-year-old boy died. –Los Angeles Times

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