Quick Hits: New Airlines Just for Pets; Animal Planet Plans Puppy Mill Series

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* Pet Airways, the latest effort to fly dogs and cats over 15 pounds safely in an airplane cabin, is set to launch with 20 planes with fares starting at $150. The catch? Only the pets fly; you take a separate flight. – TechCrunch

* Animal Planet launches a new series next month, PUPPY MILLS: EXPOSED, that shows the horrible conditions in the 10,000 puppy mills and $1 billion industry. – Fox Business

* After getting a prank empty gift box and nasty note for Christmas, the Fuzzy Follies Ferret Shelter and Rescue in Florida shelter is overwhelmed by sweet notes and generous gifts from the online ferret community – Small Animal Channel

* Top pet messes and how to clean them. – Petside.com

* Consumer group says PETA has a kill rate of 95% in its shelters. – Pet Connection Blog

* Former Minnesota police chief found guilty of animal cruelty and a weapons charge for shooting about 20 feral cats. –Catster

* Los Angeles returns funding to its vouchers for spay-neuter. No kill pioneer Ed Boks sharply criticized for planning the cuts. – LA Times

* Port of Seattle used $40,000 of pet food – 12.7 tons – to test conveyor belts. It was too much for local shelters to take, so Northwest Harvest will distribute it to needy pet owners. – ZooToo

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