A few animal links to round out the day


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  • A dog breeder in the Northern California town of Boulder Creek was arrested on felony and misdemeanor animal abuse charges after authorities found at least 40 dogs along with dog skulls, a severed dog head hanging from a tree and severed dog paws on his property.
  • A 97-year-old Missouri woman, right, said her cat’s yowling saved her from a house fire.
  • Actress Kim Basinger is asking U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to stop plans to send two tigers to Iraq’s Baghdad Zoo, saying in a letter that the animals ‘cannot be properly protected from the country’s military conflict.’

--Tony Barboza