The DogChannel Newswire (August 14, 2008)

A dog stands guard over her dead owner for weeks, an officer heads to court over death of police dog, and other news.

Posted: August 14, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

Dog Guarded Owner’s Body for Weeks After Suicide
A dog stood guard over her owner’s body for up to six weeks after the man committed suicide on the remote northeastern Colorado plains, authorities said, the Associated Press reports. Read now >>

Body Found Headfirst in Hole
Police believe a man whose body was found headfirst in a hole on a construction site may have been trying to rescue a dog, ABC News Online reports. Read now >>

Report: Kent Shelter Made Right Decision in Euthanizing Dog
The King County Animal Shelter in Kent acted appropriately when it euthanized a stray dog known as Buddy, a county review of the case has concluded. Carolyn Ableman, who oversees animal shelters as director designee of records and licensing services, said the black Lab mix was so aggressive toward other animals he couldn't safely be put up for adoption, the Seattle Times reports. Read now >>

Chandler Officer, Whose Dog Died, Heads to Trial
The Chandler police sergeant whose police dog died when he forgot it in his patrol SUV for 13 hours heads to trial this week in Justice Court in Chandler, the Associated Press reports. Read now >>

My Big N-O to Dog DNA Tests
I picked up the brochure at the pet supply store, and it's still sitting on my desk. I haven't done a thing with it. For something under a hundred bucks, I can get a test kit and send off cheek swabs of DNA from my dogs' mouths and find out exactly what their canine components are. No more mystery mutts, the Los Angeles Times reports. Read now >>


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Patty   Youngstown, OH

8/14/2008 1:03:24 PM

As for the officer in AZ, there are NO words that can be said in favor of him! I am so disgusted to read that he FORGOT his dog was in the car!! The poor dog was his "partner" too?? he deserves to be punished and fired from the department.

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