The DogChannel Newswire (07-18-08)

Japanese man tries to steal dog twice; NY threatens arrest for dogs left in cars; and other news.

Posted: July 18, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

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Trainer Detained Over $10K Dog’s Fatal Ordeal
A man who abandoned a Greyhound in a hot car for 14 hours, leading to the $10,000 dog’s death, has been sentenced to five months’ periodic detention and fined in Sydney, Australia, ABC News (Australia) reports.
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St. Paul Board Clears Way to Add Two More Dog Parks
St. Paul might be on its way to becoming more than a one dog-park town. The Parks and Recreation Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved a process for creating two new off-leash dog parks. There will need to be a public review process, room in the budget, and City Council approval, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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Japanese Dog Lover Tries to Catch Corgi … Twice
A Japanese man who longed for canine companionship was arrested for trying to steal the same dog he failed to snatch three years ago, police and reports said Thursday. Naohito Kobayashi, 43, was released last month after spending time in prison for some 20 cases of dog-snatching, AFP reports.
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NY Sheriff Warns of Arrests Over Unattended Dogs
Three cases of dogs being left in parked vehicles while their owners went shopping have been reported in Putnam County. Sheriff Donald Smith called the practice "not only foolish but potentially deadly" in the warm weather the region is experiencing, Newsday reports.
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Getting the Nose to Tell What It Knows
More than 35 Bloodhound handlers – some from as far away as Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Brazil – went to Loudoun, Wash., this week to participate in an annual week-long training camp. Organizers had to turn away nearly 30 applicants in preparation for the 17th annual Search and Rescue Training Seminar, The Washington Post reports.
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