These stories are worth a click

These stories are worth a click:

After more than 6,000 people signed an online petition, the British government has rejected pleas from their own troops stationed in Iraq to allow a dog named Sandbag and his feline friend Hesco, who have been living with military personnel at a base near Basra, to be brought back to the U.K. Downing Street issued a statement that said the pair have been handed over to American forces in Iraq.–Daily Mail

Sam the koala, who made headlines when she was saved from the Australian wildfires earlier this year by a firefighter, was euthanized during a risky surgery that they had hoped would save her from a life-threatening disease.–USA Today

Kauffman stadium in Missouri got an unlikely visitor when the Kansas City Royals played the Seattle Mariners yesterday: A gray cat wandered onto the field during the fifth inning.–

Chef-TV host Rachael Ray has launched the “Mutt Madness Awards Program,” a nationwide search for deserving charitable organizations that have demonstrated commitment to pet rescue, rehabilitation or adoption. Sixty-four groups will be chosen by an all-star panel to receive funds later this year. The grand-prize winner will receive $50,000.–