Quick Hits: Criminal Probe Opened in Polo Horse Deaths; Plus, Another Major League Cat Spotting!

These stories are worth a click.

These stories are worth a click:

* Florida opened a criminal investigation into the deaths of 21 polo ponies that died suddenly Sunday. – AP

* Boston suburbs are battling over whether to limit the number of charges dog walkers can bring at once into parks. – Boston Globe

* A mummified, centuries-old cat was found in the walls of a Devon, England, home, apparently placed there to ward off evil. “It clearly works as, since we have lived in the village, we have not seen sight or sound of any witches,” said the owner. – Daily Telegraph

* Another baseball-loving cat appeared on a ball field, this time at Chicago’s Wrigley Field. And after a guard tossed the white feline into the stands, a Cubs fan took her in . – Chicago Tribune

* Survey shows 84 percent of shelters are seeing more animals surrendered than last year. Nearly half of those dropping off animals cite the general economy and 18 percent blame foreclosure. – Huffington Post

* The Oklahoma State University vet school won’t make students perform fatal surgical experiments anymore. Now they’ll do spay-neuter for shelters. – Madeleine Pickens

* An escaped circus monkey was brought back to captivity by trailer park residents who fed him soda and potato chips. – Cryptozoology

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