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May 14, 2012: We've scoured the Web to find the best and most compelling animal stories, videos and photos. And it's all right here.
The royal Cocker Spaniel puppy was running around on the sidelines of Prince William’s polo match, which he attended with the Duchess of Cambridge. Lupo mingled with guests, and got lots of attention from his “uncle,” Prince Harry. Last week, the pup was photographed camping with Kate and some Boy Scouts in North Wales. — Read it at People Pets
A growing number of people are including pets in their estate planning, and since most states now allow owners to create trusts for their critters, more and more attorneys are specializing in animal law. — Read it at the Chicago Tribune
A rule change proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture would subject breeders who get around animal welfare laws by selling puppies online to the same Animal Welfare Act guidelines that wholesale dealers must abide by. The close in a current loophole would ensure that puppies sold on the Internet are healthy and treated well. — Read it at the Washington Post
Just two weeks after bringing home a puppy who she found in a box outside a Walmart store, Miley Cyrus adopted a fifth dog, Mary Jane. “I love rescuing,” she tweeted. — See the photo at People Pets
Calvin the calico lobster was spared from the cooking pot when the staff at a Cambridge, Mass., restaurant noticed his unusual coloring. The chef contacted the New England Aquarium, which picked up Calvin. According to a blog post from the aquarium, only about 1 in 30 million lobsters are calico colored. — See the photo at NPR
Rex — an 11-year-old, former bomb-sniffing German Shepherd — wagged his tail as he got a standing ovation from the crowd at Yankee Stadium over the weekend. The retired dog was recently reunited with former Marine corporal Megan Leavey, who fought to adopt him. In 2006, Rex and Leavey were both injured in an explosion in Iraq. — Read it at The New York Times
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