March 28, 2017: We’ve scoured the Web to find the best and most compelling animal stories, videos and photos. And it’s all right here.

Fort Lauderdale firefighters broke through a wall to save this tiny kitten.

Firefighters Free Kitten From Wall

Using a thermal imaging camera, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, firefighters managed to find the location of a tiny kitten who was stuck inside the wall of a resident’s home. Firefighters said the kitten was a stray whose mom may have given birth in the homeowner’s attic, or brought her little ones there looking for a safe place to stay. Either way, this kitten apparently wandered away and fell into the wall space. “The owner was more than happy to let us cut a hole in the wall. They found the little guy in there,” said deputy fire chief Timothy Heiser. “They didn’t know how long he was in there for. They washed him off and brought some food for him back to the station.” The kitten has been named Wall-ee, and will be up for adoption at Broward County Animal Care. — Read it at ABC News

Study: Cats Like You Better Than Food

Cats often get a reputation as being rather aloof. But a new study finds that felines favor human interaction over toys, smells and even food. The researchers tested 50 cats from private homes and an animal shelter and took away their access to those four types of stimuli. Then, they reintroduced the stimuli to figure out which of them the cats liked best. Half of the cats most favored human interaction over anything else, although 37 percent went for the food. The study was published in the journal Behavioural Processes. — Read it at SF Gate

Panda Cub Twins Play Outside for First Time

Now nearly 7 months old, Zoo Atlanta’s twin panda cubs reached an adorable milestone on Monday when they had their first outdoor playdate. Their personalities were on full display as Ya Lun the adventurer quickly started to explore her new space while her more reserved sister, Xi Lun, was a little more cautious. Now that spring has arrived, the sisters will continue to explore their outdoor space at limited times during the day. — Read it from Zoo Atlanta

Actress Nina Dobrev shared this photo of her beloved cat with a tribute on Instagram.

Nina Dobrev Mourns Her Cat

“Vampire Diaries” actress Nina Dobrev, 28, revealed to her fans Monday that she was heartbroken over the death of her beloved 18-year-old cat, Lynx. She wrote a heartfelt tribute to her “best friend,” who’d been a part of her life since she was only 10 years old herself, on Instagram. “To my sweet, sweet angel, As I look back on the last 18 years together, I smile through my tears. You brought me so much joy, love, unlimited cuddles and so many sandpaper kisses,” wrote the Bulgarian-born actress. “My heart hurts, I miss you more than words can explain but I can still feel your presence, energy and light. I know you’re still with me and will always be a part of me, no matter where I go … My longest relationship, my rock, my best friend.” — Read it at E! Online

Work-From-Home Dad Gives Dog Employee Awards

Working out of your home can be a bit isolating, unless you have a dog to keep you company. That’s what Accuride International Inc. employee Michael Reeg discovered when he started working out of his home office. Reeg has two dogs, but only one of them, Meeka, has been working hard to keep her owner company. Last summer, Reeg decided to recognize Meeka’s loyalty by naming her “Employee of the Quarter,” complete with a plaque on his office wall. And she’s been consistent, winning the award for four straight quarters now. “There are times that I’ll even talk to her as I work through a problem or map out a customer solution. I try out my sales pitches and presentations on her. She’s not easily impressed or swayed. All she hears is ‘blah, blah, blah, Meeka’ — but she likes to hear my voice and I love that she pays attention,” Reeg said. Good dog, Meeka! — See photos at People Pets

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