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A 31-year-old man in Iowa has been arrested for stealing his own cat from a shelter.
The man's cat, Smokie, had a habit of escaping, so he had the cat microchipped.
The past two times he picked Smokie up from the shelter, they didn't charge him anything.
This time, he was told he'd have to pay a $35 fine and he said he'd never been charged before.
So when the shelter employee went into the back to ask the manager, the guy grabbed his cat, put him in a carrier and left.
That's a brave move!
Later, police showed up at his door, threatening to charge him with burglary.
He is now charged with $85 for the cat theft plus the original $35.
He plan to fight the charges.
He's also given the cat to his sister because:
"I can't be getting charged with bogus, trumped up charges every time he gets out."
We guess that solves the problem. Let's hope your sister is more careful about keeping the door shut.
Good luck in court!
The Decorah Eagle cam is that live-streaming webcam way up in a tree above an eagle's nest from last year.
It was an internet sensation as millions of people from over 200 countries watched the live feed.
Millions watched 24/7 has the eagles hatched their young and raised the chicks.
And now they're BACK!!
Their nest is in Decorah, Iowa 80 feet up in the air in a cottonwood tree. The nest is 6 feet across and 4 feet deep, weighing 1,000 pounds!
Best part? Last week, two eggs were laid in the nest!!
Hopefully we'll have some baby birdies soon.
Remember that butter cow sculpture we told you about?
Well, we thought it sounded a little nasty and guess what? We weren't the only ones!
Animal rights activists broke into the Iowa State Fair Saturday night, sneaking past a guard and scaling a wall, to hang a "Go Vegan" sign onto the neck of the butter cow.
Then, they emailed the Des Moines Register to let the paper know they had "redecorated the butter cow."
In their email, they also wrote:
"The butter cow represents humankind's tyranny over defenseless animals."
It was only up for a couple hours before guards took down the sign. A spokeswoman for the fair, said, "It was very minor for us because it was so early in the morning."
LOLz! Why wouldn't the activists email the paper many, many hours AFTER putting up the sign? At least by then, it could have been seen by a few people!