August 19, 2009 04:34 PM

These stories are worth a click:

Authorities in Reno, Nev., say a pilot and his cat are lucky to be alive after their recreational aircraft crashed on Tuesday morning, shortly after takeoff from Reno Stead Airport. The FAA is now investigating the cause of the crash.–

Officials in Aspen, Colo., say a bear broke into a woman’s home and attacked her on Saturday, leaving her with cuts on her back and chest. They suspect the same animal is responsible for other recent break-ins.–Associated Press

The 22 “Vicktory” dogs rescued from Michael Vick’s Bad Newz Kennel in 2007 are thriving at the Best Friends Animal Society. Most of the dogs have completed rehabilitation and all but two should soon be going to forever homes.—USA Today

Animal lover Sherry Schweder, 65, had been worried about the pack of mixed-breed wild dogs she saw wandering near her home that authorities believe ultimately mauled her and her husband, Lothar, to death on Tuesday along a rural stretch of road in northeast Georgia.–Associated Press

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