There are new developments on the pet rescue front in disaster-stricken Japan.
First we learn that the touching story captured on film and reported worldwide about two dogs who stood by each other after the storm may not have had the happy ending as reported.
The latest reports from Global Animal say that there is no conclusive evidence that the dogs are still alive despite assurances from a pet food company owner that they were taken to safety. (Global Animal offers a word of caution to those seeking to donate funds through Facebook pages and provides a list of reputable animal welfare organizations in Japan.)
Meanwhile, the Animal Legal Defense Fund wants to know whether the U.S. military is making arrrangements for U.S. servicemen and women to evacuate with their pets - or forcing them to leave their pets behind. The group has written Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert Gates to get answers after hearing from a number of panicked families.