It may sound crazy, but a lot of people claim there is a "gentle side" to eels. Some Aquarium workers have even said the snake-like fish are even more like dogs, showing intelligence and memory uncharacteristic for a non-mammal. Still, none of this necessarily means that they make good pets.
In an effort to curb the number of dogs that perish after being left in hot cars by their owners for long periods of time, a Canadian mall recently launched special pet patrols, enlisting staff to scour the parking lot and help any such dogs in distress.
Charla Nash, a woman who was viciously mauled by a friend's chimpanzee in 2009, appeared in Washington, D.C. on Thursday asking Congress for stricter laws that would prevent people from keeping primates as pets.