The DogChannel Newswire (07-10-08)

Cambodia trains mine-detection dogs; Vick files for bankruptcy; and other news.

Posted: July 10, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

Missing Dog Found on Lake’s Shore
Three weeks ago, lightning scared Mia, a Great Pyrenees, escaped from her home while her owner was out of town. On Saturday, sheriff's deputies received two reports of a dog in distress on the lake shore. They quickly found Mia, who was attempting to hide behind a large rock, the Sacramento (Calif.) Bee reports.
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Of Pooches and Pools: Teaching Your Dog to Swim
There are certain things we assume dogs know by instinct. Sniffing, barking, and begging for food scraps are downloaded onto dogs’ internal computers at the factory. Then there’s swimming. It seems so integral to being a dog, you’d assume that’s another thing that every dog is born knowing how to do. It turns out that you’d be wrong, reports.
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Cambodia Training Mine-Detecting Dogs
Five squirming puppies, part of the first litter of 10 mine-detection dogs, born in the outskirts of this capital city may hold the future to successful land mine eradication in Cambodia. The government hopes these snuffling pups will become the nation's next generation of heroes, sniffing out TNT and exposing lethal buried land mines, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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80 Dogs to Be Euthanized Over Disease Outbreak
An outbreak of diseases is forcing an animal services facility to close for several days and euthanize many dogs. Veterinarians said they discovered canine flu, distemper, parvo and other diseases running rampant among dogs at the animal services shelter in Ocala, Fla., reports.
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Imprisoned Vick Files for Bankruptcy Protection
Imprisoned quarterback Michael Vick filed for bankruptcy protection while serving time for federal dogfighting charges, saying he owes between $10 million and $50 million to creditors. Vick filed Chapter 11 papers in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Newport News on Monday, The Associated Press reports.
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Julie   Richmond, VA

7/10/2008 7:48:18 PM

Michael Vick doesn't deserve bankruptcy protection or ANY protections, nor does he deserve a second chance. The dogs he maimed and killed didn't get one- neither should he!

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