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Time to make your list for Santa Paws: Animal lovers can expect an array of pet-friendly presents under the tree this year. Gift ideas include a camera that allows owners to see the world from the perspectives of their furry friends and a remote-controlled ball launcher for the dog who always wants to play fetch.
Those wanting to reach out to help the kittens found in a St. Petersburg, Fla., freezer are certainly not alone. Animal welfare officials say they have been swamped with requests to adopt the 6-week-old cats. The owner has been charged with animal cruelty.
–Tampa Bay Times
A New York couple is facing charges for keeping an unlikely house pet: a 3-ft. alligator. The Brooklyn residents were indicted for harboring a prohibited wild animal, which police discovered living inside a tank in October.
Sure, pet-shaming can be hilarious – as showcased on the now-viral Dogshaming Tumblr
– but is it mean?