The Water Bowl: Dog With 'Human Face' Ready for Forever Home

02/05/2013 at 12:15 PM EST

Dog With Human Face Named Tonik Up For Adoption
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Tonik the poodle/Shih Tzu mix's eerily human face has made him a viral sensation, and luckily, now that attention has helped him escape the Kentucky kill shelter he was placed in. After being vetted and groomed, Tonik was moved to the Homeward Bound Animal Welfare Group rescue in Mishawaka, Ind., and is now looking to be adopted. –Gawker

Authorities in Belarus have been sealing off basements to avoid rats, but as a consequence, hundreds of stray cats are being trapped as well, and left to starve to death. "My heart aches to hear how the animals, whom they have walled up, are screaming day and night," said Antonina Gayenko, a resident who has taken to feeding the animals when she can. –Huffington Post

McGee the cat went missing near his Long Island, N.Y., home in Jan. 2010 – and managed to find his way home three years later. Owner Charlene Lanigan received a phone call from a local shelter saying the feline had been found in the backyard of a neighboring Long Island residence. –Today

Is your dog smarter than a fifth grader? Now you can find out, thanks to Dognition, a web app created by a Duke University professor that allows owners to test their dogs's cognitive skills and record the results. Using a series of simple experiments, the app measures a dog's capability to show empathy, remember things and reason. – CBS News

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