The DogChannel Newswire (08-23-08)

Social networks target pets; dog’s death prompts threats against officer; and other news.

Posted: August 23, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

Dog’s Death Prompts Threats
A San Marcos police officer who delayed a couple racing their dying dog to a clinic while he wrote them a ticket has received death threats, The New York Times reports.
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Social Networks Target Dogs
Online networks targeting pet lovers are common, but a growing subset is catering to the pets themselves, including MyCatSpace.com, Dogbook.com (part of Facebook), and Petster.com, TIME reports.
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Kids With Pets Grow Up to Be Snorers, Study Says
Thinking of buying a pet for junior? Consider this: children who grow up in the company of cats, dogs or other furry friends are more likely to become snoring adults, according to a new study, Agence France-Presse reports.
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L.A. Pharmacist Pleads No Contest in Dog Deaths
A Los Angeles pharmacist has pleaded no contest to killing his two dogs and putting one of them in the freezer. Keith Chung made his plea Thursday to felony animal cruelty and faces up to two years in prison. He was arrested in 2007 in the beating deaths of his two Schnauzers, The Associated Press reports.
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