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Shopping for kitty or puppy? Consider pierced earrings -- or a tattoo

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A kitten seized from a Pennsylvania grooming parlor was pierced through the ears, neck and tail in an attempt to sell it as "gothic." (Photo courtesy of Luzerne County)

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Three heavily pierced “gothic kittens” were recently seized from a Pennsylvania home, stirring up controversy over the fringe practice of pet body art. Some pet owners say there’s no harm in tattooing and piercing their animals to give them their own unique style.