Here's a link to a story on The New York Times site about stray cats in Iraq. The article includes a few pictures. Titled "Nine Lives - What Cats Know About War" and written by John Burns, it's a good read.
This is a link to "Nightline's" page on abcnews.com. There was a story last week about the extraordinary care we take of our pets. The reporter said that more American homes have pets than there are homes with children. Unique stories included a mouse with a tumor, little dog with an anxiety disorder and another dog recovering from cancer. The report indicated that obesity is the No. 1 killer of felines.
This link might work. If not, I hope you can find it on the Nightline site. It is titled "No Expense Spared on Pets, or Vets."