January 20, 2009 08:27 PM

These stories are worth a click:

* 3,000 pets will get a new start on Jan. 24 when shelters around the country are holding Change a Pet’s Life Day–and offering their first 10 adoptions free courtesy of Hill’s Pet Nutrition. –USA Today

* An Alabama town is rallying around a cat evicted from a post office. –Bo Knows

* Hunters and commercial fishermen who take the largest of a species have prompted a reverse evolution, with species becoming smaller as the mediocre survive. –New York Times

* Girl has seventh birthday party at a horse rescue stable and asks for donations instead of presents.Western Star

* Optima dog food has been recalled in China. –CNN

* Former stray cat has learned to predict his owner’s emphysema attacks. –Seattle Times

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