August 28, 2012 04:15 PM

These stories are worth a click:

“Click it or ticket” might soon apply to pets living in New Jersey: A proposed bill would require owners to restrain their non-crated pets while riding in cars. Violators would face a $20 ticket and a possible animal cruelty charge that packs a civil penalty of up to $1,000. – Philadelphia Inquirer

Jeffrey T. Johnson, the man who fatally shot a former co-worker near the Empire State building last Friday, sent his mother a letter in January detailing his grief over the death of his cat Romeo. His beloved pet, who suffered from a rare form of cancer, died in his arms wrapped in his “best Fendi jacket so he wouldn’t shiver.” In the uncovered letter, he continued, “Life has been diminished tenfold” since the feline’s death. – New York Times

A 5-week-old kitten rescued from a Detroit drain pipe will go up for adoption if no owner steps forward. It took a rescue team about an hour on Friday to free the little feline, whose three siblings may also be looking for forever homes. –Detroit Free Press

A 2-year-old male mountain lion roaming Reno, Nev., was tranquilized Saturday after trying to slip into Harrah’s casino. Police were first notified of the 100-lb. cat early Friday morning, and he was released into the wild after he was tapped for research in a University of Nevada at Reno study. No injuries were reported. –Daily Mail

Want to know if your four-legged friend is a righty or a lefty? There are several methods, according to Dr. Stefanie Schwartz of the Veterinary Neurology Center in Tustin, Calif., and the test should be repeated about 100 times over several days for the best results. For example: Place a treat under a bowl and see which paw your pet uses to move it. –Washington Post

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