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The Water Bowl: Dogs Help in Hurricane Sandy Rescue Efforts

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In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, even dogs are taking action. As one Maryland search-and-rescue dog, Jed, heads to Staten Island, N.Y., to find those who still need help, another dog, Brutas, continues to search for victims’ bodies among the N.Y.C. debris. –BuzzFeed

It was a tragic day at the Pittsburgh Zoo after a 2-year-old boy was fatally attacked by a pack of wild African dogs. His mother was trying to give her son a better view of the exhibit on Sunday when the boy lost his balance on top of the railing. It is not known whether the child died from the attack or the fall. –AP

Mercy for Animals honored music mogul Russell Simmons Saturday night in N.Y.C. for his commitment to speaking out on behalf of the defenseless creatures. “Russell is the embodiment of an icon using his status to advocate on behalf of animals and veganism,” said the animal-rights organization’s founder. –Wall Street Journal

Two Million Dogs, an organization focused on educating the public about canine cancer, is researching links between animals and humans who have cancer. The organization is funding research at Princeton University to analyze how breast cancer tumors progress from benign to malignant. “We can help dogs and humans,” one of the researchers explained. –ABC News