The DogChannel Newswire (07-16-08)

Pet population enters the golden years; 53 arrested in dogfighting raid; and other news.

Posted: July 16, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

Detroit Dogfighting Raid Nets 53 Arrests
More than 50 people were arrested and $27,000 in cash was seized early Monday morning after Wayne County Sheriff’s Deputies raided a dogfight on Detroit’s east side. Two pit bulls had just started to fight when officers stormed the garage and broek up the match, the Detroit Free Press reports.
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Court Rejects Challenge to Dog Racing Initiative
Massachusetts’ highest court has rejected a challenge by dog track owners who wanted to eliminate a November ballet question that asks voters whether to ban dog racing in the state, The Boston Herald reports.
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Plan for Pets’ Safety When on the Road
It’s great to take a dog or cat along on your next driving vacation as long as you carefully plan the trip with an eye toward keeping your pet healthy and safe. The New York Daily News interviewed the founder of consumer group Bark BuckleUP for travel tips and her thoughts on the safest cars and restraints for pets.
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Pet Population Graying, Just Like Their Owners
While we’ve all hear talk of aging baby boomers, the nation also has a pet boomer generation that is quickly approaching their golden years. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, there are about 45 million dogs and cats who are currently 7 years or older, (Colorado) reports.
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