March 13, 2009 02:08 PM

These stories are worth a click:

* An Iditarod dog has gone missing after a crash. – LA Times Blog

* JCPenney has joined Overstock.com and Henri Bendel in going fur-free (after a scandal in which the HSUS showed JCPenney’s raccoon coats were really a kind of dog skinned alive in China). – Wayne Pacelle

* To help protect tigers from poachers, Conservation Research Limited has developed a program to identify individual wild tigers by their stripe patterns from motion-activated cameras, then compare them to skins. – Discovery

* A pugle named Barnstable, who was missing and feared dead after a fire at a Cape Cod vet, was found roaming an airfield. – Boston Herald

* Someone in Traverse City neglected a dog, then threw him out in a recycling bin. He’s good-tempered, ok and up for adoption. – Chicago Tribune

* Having a pet first aid plan can save your pet’s life in a disaster. – Petside.com

* The Humane Society’s recent photo contest raised more than $500,000 to help animals. – The Orlando Sentinel

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