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Lucky, a rescued Maltese who belongs to pet expert and shelter pet advocate Wendy Diamond, has had her picture taken with a bevy of big names, including Hugh Grant, Snoop Dogg, Kristen Stewart and former President Bill Clinton. The aging dog is now battling cancer, so Diamond is planning a wedding for the fluffy pup at a Manhattan hotel in July — but she still needs to find the right groom. Diamond's hope is that Lucky’s spouse can continue her tradition of taking photos with celebs in order to bring attention to the plight of shelter pets. If you think that you have the perfect soul mate for Lucky, you can apply at animalfair.com. — Read it at Reuters via Today
A disturbing and graphic video released by the Humane Society shows Tennessee horse trainer Jackie L. McConnell and others using the illegal process of soring to give horses the kind of high-stepping gait that's prized in competition. Earlier this year, McConnell and three other men were named in a 52-count federal indictment. — Watch it at CNN
TLC’s "I Cloned My Pet 2," which airs tonight, features the owners of Lancelot Encore, a Labrador Retriever who was cloned by a South Korean laboratory, as well as two other owners who are considering doling out up to $100,000 to bring back a pet. “Yes, it is the same dog,” says the Lab’s owner, Nina Otto. “Yes, it is the same personality. Yes, we got more than we ever bargained for, and we were thrilled to death.” — Read it at The New York Times
Diamond Pet Foods has now expanded its recall eight times, but CS Monitor reports that the company didn’t give specific information about which cat foods could be contaminated with salmonella, although it did recently acknowledge that felines could also be at risk. Last week, a newspaper reported that two cats at a Montreal shelter who'd eaten Diamond products had died, and another cat was sick. — Read it at the CS Monitor
Workers at an airport staff parking lot in Britain rescued a 5-week-old kitten who they heard purring from inside a car engine. They believe that the kitten survived a 25-mile ride under the hood of the car. An airport security adviser has since adopted the feline. — Read it at BBC News
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