The DogChannel Newswire (07-11-08)

Dogs you don’t see every day; dog owners battle over dog park; and other news.

Posted: July 11, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

Wisconsin Supreme Court: Police Dog Sniffs OK
Police in Wisconsin can legally run drug-sniffing dogs around cars during traffic stops, a divided state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The decision marks the first time the court has applied state law to so-called dog sniffs, the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Dogs You Don’t See Every Day
Dog lovers may think they know a lot about man's best friend. But, as “The Early Show” continued its weeklong series, "Early Goes to the Dogs" on Wednesday, its resident veterinarian, Dr. Debbye Turner, had four very unique breeds of canine – on the catwalk, CBS News reports.
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Dog Owners Battle Volunteer at Middle Island Dog Park
A dog park has become a backdrop for a feud that has polarized dog lovers in The Town Brookhaven into two factions: the ones who support Gina Lewis, a volunteer who helped the town open and maintain the park, and the ones who want Lewis banned from the park. Foes say Lewis engineered the park's rules, which they say are overly strict and unfairly outlaw chew toys, Frisbees, and even tennis balls, Newsday reports.
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Lame Dogs Sought for New Study on Supplement
The University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital is seeking dogs with signs of pain or lameness, such as stiffness or difficulty when rising, lameness after exercise, or difficulty going up or down stairs, to participate in a study of nutritional supplement S-adenosyl methionine, an antioxidant commonly used in dogs with liver failure, The (Urbana, Ill.) News-Gazette reports.
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$4,000 Reward for Person Who Beat Border Puppy
A reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man who savagely beat a puppy at the Mexican border, now stands at $4,000. The Department of Animal Services says an unidentified person made the $2,000 donation, which will be added to the $2,000 reward being offered by the San Diego Animal Advocates and the San Diego-based Animal Rescue and Protection League, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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