MORNING BRIEFING: Adopt a pet! Chillax with Butch Otter!

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HEADLINES

Several animals died yesterday in a fire at the Colville Valley Animal Sanctuary yesterday morning. The fire is the latest hit to a shelter that operates solely on donations with a shoestring volunteer staff. The shelter is scrambling to find emergency housing for the displaced animals. (SR)

That bullet that hit the White House that we talked about yesterday? Sounds like it came from an Idaho man's gun. Sigh. (KREM)

On the eve of the first execution in Idaho in 17 years, in a case where the condemned man continues to plead for clemency, where is Gov. Butch Otter? Just chillaxin' in Maui. (SR)

Good thing you rushed to get your snow tires on yesterday, huh? Good thing that groan-worthy hashtag #Snowkane was created on Twitter, huh? Oh, well, that snow storm never happened. Meteorologists save a little face this morning: the roads are icy, at least. (KXLY)

OUT THERE

Turns out, those Occupy Wall Street protesters don't take too kindly to being kicked out of their camp. Yesterday, they got pissed. (CBS News)

After photos of her dripping face went viral, one cop is sorry he pepper-sprayed an 84-year-old Occupy Seattle protester. His bad. (Seattle Times)

Meanwhile, the Turkish prime minister pleads that the world "hear the screams" from Syria. (Telegraph) 

This just in! Star Wars pet costumes are sweeping the Internet! (CNN)

VIDEO OF THE MORNING

We'll have whatever this guy had: