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01/07/2013 01:00PM

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The Twilight Saga lives on: Bella was the most popular name for dogs and the second-most popular for cats in 2012, according to a survey by Banfield Pet Hospital, a veterinary organization based in Portland. Generally, more pet owners have been giving their furry friends human-like names over the past generation. –Discovery News

Brazilan police busted a cat for smuggling escape tools, including two saws, a cell phone and two drills, taped to its body into a prison. The feline has since been taken to a local animal center. –ABC News

This pooch's a hero! A Maryland woman is recovering from burns and smoke inhalation after her dog, Pumpkin, helped a retired firefighter rescue her from her burning home. Pumpkin led the man to a sliding glass door, where he saw the dog's owner and pulled her outside. –AP



In the ultimate display of loyalty, a cat in northern Italy makes daily visits to his owner – who died more than a year ago. When Toldo shows up at the cemetery, the feline even leaves small gifts, such as sticks and leaves, at his owner's grave. –Huffington Post

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