These stories are worth a click

By People Staff
Updated December 23, 2009 03:30 PM

These stories are worth a click:

A 13-year-old mixed breed male dog in Westchester, N.Y., is the first confirmed case of canine swine flu in the U.S. The dog’s owner had been suffering from swine flu, and the dog was experiencing symptoms of coughing and fever. –New York Daily News

After being missing for 11 days and being hit by a car, a Florida cat named Giggle-Blizzard dragged himself back to his family home with two broken legs. –St. Petersburg Times

A villager who killed and ate what was believed to be the last wild Indochinese tiger in China has been thrown in jail and given a sentence of 12 years. –Reuters

A New York woman is speaking out against expensive airline pet policies – it recently cost her more than the price of her own ticket to fly her 4-lb. kitten to Virginia. –

Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath is being sued by a former UPS driver, who says he was attacked by Namath’s dogs while making a delivery at his West Palm Beach home. –AP via L.A. Unleashed

Two brothers died while trying to rescue their family dog from a frozen lake in California. A third brother is suffering from severe hypothermia. The dog survived. –AP via Washington Post

And as a special treat, just because we care:

The Cutest Animals of 2009 –Videogum

100 Animals in Santa Hats –Buzzfeed

Embarrassed Dogs Do It for Charity –Jezebel