The DogChannel Newswire (08-06-08)

NYC offers dog licenses online; Australian dogs could cause koala extinction; and other news.

Posted: August 6, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

South Korean Firm Delivers Commercial Dog Clones
An American woman received five puppies Tuesday who were cloned from her beloved late pit bull, becoming the inaugural customer of a South Korean company that says it is the world's first successful commercial canine cloning service, The Associated Press reports.
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New York City to Offer Dog Licenses Online
No more excuses about Fido eating the paperwork – New York City dog licenses will now be offered online. Dog owners – who used to have to do the whole thing by paper and the mail – will be able to go through the process at www.nyc.gov, Newsday reports.
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Mountain Lion Snatches Dog From Owner’s Colorado Bedroom
A mountain lion has snatched a Labrador Retriever from a bedroom in the foothills southwest of Denver, and the dog's dead body was found nearby. State wildlife managers say the lion entered the bedroom early Monday through a door the owners left open, probably to cool the house, The Associated Press reports.
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Officer May Lose Extra Pay After Dog’s Death
San Diego's city attorney says a police officer whose patrol dog died of heatstroke shouldn't be eligible for enhanced pension benefits. City Attorney Michael Aguirre said he would deny San Diego police Officer Paul Hubka an additional $50,000 the city has agreed to pay him for working in the canine unit, The Associated Press reports.
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Pet Dogs Could Cause Koala Extinction
A report has found southeast Queensland’s koala population could vanish within 20 years, sparking a call for a ban on pet dogs. Measures could include banning dogs in new residential areas, phasing out dog-ownership in existing residential areas, and mandating koala-friendly fences for homes, The Australian reports.
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Julie   Richmond, VA

8/6/2008 8:35:41 PM

That police officer has nerve asking to get paid for killing his dog. A dog that was more than willing to die at any time to save his master, and that is the thanks he gets?! He needs to be prosecuted and put in jail. I'm sure he will get the proper "compensation" for his work there...

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