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  1. Clarice

     /  October 11, 2014

    Iris Grace is a 5 year old girl with autism who paints and has a therapy cat. The last photo in the article shows an amazing painting. Look for the cat’s eyes in the painting.

    http://www.boredpanda.com/thula-therapy-cat-autistic-artist-iris-grace/

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    • db

       /  October 11, 2014

      What an amazing story. Thula and Iris Grace surely have a special connection. The last painting is something else . . . The love between a cat and her person – wonderful story.

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    • Karen F

       /  October 11, 2014

      Extraordinary — the girl, the cat, the paintings, the bond. Thanks so much for this.

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  2. Arlene

     /  October 11, 2014

    It appears to be one of the shortest time a job was held for killing dogs. She was fired for killing dogs outside of the facility’s “last resort” policy. http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/director-lake-county-animal-services-fired-after-a/nhggH/

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  3. anne

     /  October 11, 2014

    Criminal Complaint Filed Against NYC Animal “Care” & Control
    Good news!! Here is the six page affidavit accompanied by a blog about its filing:
    http://kateriviello.wordpress.com/2014/10/05/first-ever-criminal-complaint-filed-against-animal-care-control-ny/

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  4. Karen F

     /  October 11, 2014

    It’s spider season. We’re not the only ones watching in amazement as the spiders carry out their engineering feats:

    http://io9.com/terrifyingly-brilliant-spider-creates-stunningly-advanc-1643278204?utm_campaign=socialflow_io9_facebook&utm_source=io9_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

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  5. Karen F

     /  October 11, 2014

    And speaking of spiders (and rats, and cliff swallows), apparently they’re changing, and quite rapidly:

    http://www.macleans.ca/society/life/how-cities-are-making-our-rats-smarter-and-spiders-bigger/

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  6. Arlene

     /  October 11, 2014

    I am so sad, so upset, and just plain old angry. My heart hurts for these horses that were once wild and free. Now BLM has chased them with helicopters, rounded them up and stuffed them into holding pens. Over 1200 horses from this area that were once and still should be free to roam our nations land. OUR LAND. The reason they were removed? Ranchers who pay pennies on the dollar for grazing fees. Money and greed.

    Please, take a few minutes and read what’s been gong on. Our government is not taking care to preserve our wild horses for future generations. Instead they have taken them to overcrowded holding pens and our grand old stallions and mares will no doubt be sent to slaughter. The young ones will be sold. The rest? Who knows. Today I loathe this government.

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  7. Looks like a Dallas dog has a much better outlook than the Spanish dog with the Ebola patient. http://www.9news.com/story/news/nation/2014/10/12/dallas-ebola-health-worker-dog/17159727/

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  8. Medina County Animal Shelter decides to let very pregnant dog have her puppies at the shelter rather than contact a rescue group. Then they adopt out the puppies at six weeks old, despite the fact that it’s against the law –
    http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/10/pit_bull_delivers_10_pups_at_m.html

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  9. Christine

     /  October 13, 2014

    “Police” magazine cover story about shooting dogs

    October 2014 Issue

    http://www.policemag.com/magazine/2014/10.aspx

    Someone shared this link online. I don’t subscribe to it so don’t know what it says.

    “Police shooting pet dogs: Justified deadly force? A national tragedy? Can anything be done?

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