The DogChannel Newswire (07-01-08)

J. Lo sued over dog bite; Chinese woman rescues quake dogs; and other news.

Posted: July 1, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

Two Suspended After Family Dog Euthanized at Shelter
Two Denton, Texas, animal shelter workers have been suspended without pay after a dog was mistakenly euthanized there. The city had picked up a 3-year-old Labrador Retriever mix who escaped from his owners’ yard. By the time the owners came to claim the dog, it was too late, The Associated Press reports.
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J. Lo Being Sued for $5 Million Over Dog Bite
Celebs are accustomed to bringing their dogs on airplanes, but Jennifer Lopez might regret not leaving her German Shepherd Dog at home. The actress is being sued by a flight attendant who claims the actress’ dog bit her on the leg during a flight in 2006, MSNBC reports.
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Georgia’s Uga VI Dies
Uga VI, the biggest and winningest of the University of Georgia’s famed lined of Bulldog mascots, died Friday in his hometown of Savannah. Uga, who weighed in at 65 pounds and presided over 87 wins by the football team, died of congestive heart failure, The Macon Telegraph reports.
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Homeless Quake Dogs Rescued by Chinese Woman
Some 100 "quake dogs" have been rescued by Chen Yunlian, a former businesswoman who has created something extremely rare in China: a private animal shelter. For 11 years, the 60-year-old Chen has been rescuing strays off the streets. She now cares for about 900 dogs and 100 cats in her shelter built among rice paddies on the southern outskirts of Chengdu, the provincial capital, The Associated Press reports.
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Dogs to Help Screen Train Users
Sniffer dogs and X-ray equipment will be used to screen some mainline rail passengers in the U.K. under new security measures being introduced by police. But ministers have ruled out the use of full airport-style screening as too disruptive after trials at several stations, BBC News reports.
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