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Jackie, the bear, in her pen in the Hoch's backyard in Earl Township, Pa, Sept. 4, 2013. At the home of Barry and Barbara Hoch, in Earl Township Wednesday afternoon where they have a pet black bear named Jackie. The Hoch's have a permit to own a bear, but new legislation could prohibit owning exotic pets like a bear.


Do you think pet obituaries should be included with death notices?

Yes, my pet is considered a member of the family.
No, pet obituaries are inappropriate.
Pet obituaries should be placed on a different page in the newspaper.
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