May 18, 2009 03:50 PM

These stories are worth a click:

* A Tulsa, Okla., chaplain created a project called Pet Peace of Mind that helps the pets of hospice patients get the food, transportation and veterinary care they need. –

* Bear, the Chicago police dog who climbed out of his back yard because he was scared of thunder, is back home. A passerby saw him in a cemetery, flagged down a cop and Bear, recognizing a squad car, jumped right in. – CBS2 Chicago

* The title of Pet Detective is now a real job–mainly to find missing pets. Many of these aces have law enforcement degrees or experience. – Ark Animals

* A horse named Rachel Alexandra became the first filly in 85 years to win the Preakness on Saturday. – New York Daily News

* Laws for the humane treatment of farm animals, once thought silly, are now spreading around the country. Maine was the sixth state to join the trend, banning veal pens. – Wayne Pacelle

* ASPCA work leads to a conviction in a Minnesota puppy mill case. –

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