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New York Area Petco Lets Animals Drown In Flood

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A Johnson City, New York area Petco let several of its animals drown in a flood.

The Petco stood by and did nothing as the waters rose.

The Susquehana river had begun to flood, prompting evacuations all around, and even another nearby pet store to evacuate its animals by boat. The owner bought a kayak just to save his animals.

The Petco manager would not allow his employees to even temporarily foster the animals.

Petco released a statement on their facebook page, saying:

We are investigating why we did not receive those evacuation orders from the city if this area was known to flood in the past.

Hmm. Funny. Your store was there back when the same flood happened in 2006.

They even said:

An associate went by to check the store at 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday night and there were no signs of flooding or a flood warning in effect.

The store was underwater by Thursday morning.

The Petco is trying to blame the situation on a “backed up drainage system.”

There is no excuse for letting animals die like that.

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Black Eyed Peas Raise Over $1 Million For Josh Duhamel's Flood Benefit

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Hooray for celeb couples who love charity!

Fergie got the Black Eyed Peas together to put on a benefit show in Josh Duhamel's recently flooded hometown of Minot, North Dakota and raised $1.3 million for relief efforts!

The money went toward the much needed Minot Area Recovery Fund which is bankrolling the town's rebuilding efforts after flood waters forced 11,000 residents out of their homes in June.

Duhamel showed his appreciation for his wife's band on Twitter after their performance Sunday, tweeting:

"A HUGE thank you to @iamwill, @TabBep, @apl_de & #Fergie for their incredible act of kindness for doing #MinotRising. North Dakota loves you."

Will.i.am. responded warmly with:

"@joshduhamel i.am proud to support #MinotRising…this is what its all about…'Americans helping americans' one neighborhood United States."

Sorry Jay-Z and Kanye, but this may have been one of our favorite collaborations of the year! Thanks to helping out those in need, guys (gal)!

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Millions Of Spiders Cover Pakistan Trees In Webs

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Pakistan Tree Spiders


We know every creature serves a purpose on this fantastic planet, but this imagery still gives us the shivers!

Due to excessive flooding in Pakistan in 2010 that submerged a fifth of the country, MILLIONS of spiders took to the trees to escape the rising flood waters.

Pictured above are the trees that they effectively cocooned in spider webs, while seeking shelter from the water.

Unfortunately, spiders weren't the only creature affected by the flooding and 20 million human lives were also disrupted as a result.

However, remember that thing about every creature serving a purpose?

In the areas where spiders took over the trees, there are significantly less malaria-spreading mosquitos that are expected to accompany stagnant water.

Hooray for spiders! Creepy, disgusting spiders. Seriously though…good job spiders.

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The Kardashinan and The Frog

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It's raining frogs!

Khloe Kardashinan and hubby Lamar Odom house in LA has flooded due to excessive rain, and an army of frogs have since taken up residence in the entrance to her house.

“This rain is crazy! Our bar/pool table room is flooded&Lamar & I spent 20 mins getting FROGS out of our entry way! That was classic! LOL,”

Khloe wrote on Twitter.

“trust me I was screaming but laughing at the same time :) . OMG it was sooooo funny! LOL but apparently frogs love my house. (sic)”

Perhaps Khloe's unmarried sister Kim try kissing them.


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Sting Sings To Aid Australia's Tsunami Recovery

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Sting Raises Money For Tsunami Relief

Sting has joined a list of impressive musicians on a charity album to benefiting the victims of Australia's recent tsunami.

The album titled Flood Relief - Artists For The Flood Appeal, features music from Pink, Kings of Leon, Beyoncé, Foo Fighters, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and John Mayer, who each donated a track to the three-disc album released yesterday by Sony.

Sting is also touring the country asking fans to donate at his concerts.

It's great to see all these celebs working for a great cause!

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Kenny Rogers Donates $10,000 To Australian Food Fund

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Kenny Rogers Donates $10,000 To Australian Food Fund

People are stepping up left and right to help out the flooded Australia in its time of need!

Country singer Kenny Rogers just gave $10,000 to Australia to help kick off his tour in the country.

Said Rogers:

“The other day I was watching the news and I realised what a real tragedy this is for so many people. If you hear 5,000 people were killed, you can't really relate to it, but if you hear one family has an incredibly touching story, you realise that could have been you. This is a devastating thing for your country and it doesn't look like it's over with yet.”

Rogers will be encouraging fans to donate throughout his tour.

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Dog Waits By Brazilian Flood Victim's Grave

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Dog waits by owners grave who died in Brazilian floods

This picture is heart wrenching!

Leao sat by her owners grave, who died in last weeks catastrophic landslides in Brazil, for several consecutive days.

Was she paying tribute or waiting for her return?

We can only imagine how confused and lost this poor creature is.

Her owner Cristina Maria Casario Santana was lost in the countries worst flood disaster on record that claimed the lives of at least 655 people.

We hope somebody has room for Leao in their home and can take her in.

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