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Family sues Petco after child dies from rat bite

Julie Watson, The Associated Press
Feb 25 2014 - 6:41pm

SAN DIEGO -- A San Diego family is suing Petco after the death of their 10-year-old son from a bacterial infection they say he contracted from his pet rat.Attorney John Gomez told The Associated Press on Tuesday that his firm filed the lawsuit Monday in San Diego County seeking an unspecified amount for the suffering endured by the Pankey family,...

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Love comes in any color: Animal advocates say black dogs have a harder time being adopted

BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner
Zena (left), a border terrier/black Lab mix, and Remy, a miniature poodle, belong to Lora Collins, of North Ogden. Collins is a volunteer with Black Dog Walk, an organization that tries to combat some people’s reluctance to adopt black pets.

Becky Cairns
Oct 27 2013 - 8:23am

Zena the rescue dog seemed like the perfect pet -- gentle, even-tempered and great with small children. The fact that this pooch had black fur never gave adopter Loa Collins a second thought. But not every black dog is as lucky as Zena, as Collins has learned since finding her four-footed pal eight years ago.

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