These stories are worth a click

By People Staff
February 23, 2011 10:45 PM

These stories are worth a click:

According to new survey data, more than half the dogs and cats in the U.S. are overweight or obese. Pets are being overfed and not getting enough exercise. –

A Jack Russell terrier got stuck underneath asphalt and was trapped 30 feet underground. He was there for 19 hours before he was rescued. –

A service dog named Noble with thousands of Facebook friends has been matched a 23-year-old paralyzed Marine. Thanks to Noble, the Marine is looking to go to school and his mother has been able to return to work. –AP

Thanks to a partnership with DreamWorks Animation that resulted in the naming of a baby panda after an animated movie character, Zoo Atlanta has had some of its annual costs defrayed and has been able to capitalize on Kung Fu Panda’s connection with children. –Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A Blue-front Amazon parrot flew away from his home in England and spent the winter living with chickens, even learning to cluck like them. He was eventually rescued by a zookeeper who reunited the 12-year-old pet with its owners. –NewsCore