The DogChannel Newswire (09-05-08)

Airport plans an upscale resort for pets; activists want animal control officer fired; and other news.

Posted: September 5, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

D/FW Airport Plans Upscale ‘Resort’ for Pets
Apparently, opening an airport pet resort isn’t as easy as laying down a piece of newspaper on the floor and saying, “Sit!” First off, there’s the rules, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
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Activists Want Animal Control Officer Fired
The deaths of eight dogs who became overheated in a city animal control truck have some animal welfare activists calling for the firing of an animal control officer, The Associated Press reports.
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University to Perform Bone Marrow Transplant on Dogs
North Carolina State University’s cancer treatment program has gone to the dogs. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that the school is about to become the first in the country to offer bone marrow transplants for dogs suffering from lymphoma, The Associated Press reports.
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Researchers: World’s First Cloned Dog Fathers Puppies
Snuppy, the first cloned dog, has become a father after the world’s first successful breeding involving only cloned canines, South Korean researchers said Thursday, Agence France-Presse reports.
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First Lesson: Try Hard, Quadriplegic Teacher Tells Kindergartners
Darin Peets’ service dog, Robis, can pick up his keys for him. He can turn out the lights and he can pull Peets’ wheelchair across the playground at Del Dayo Elementary School. But what can he do for the kindergartners in Peets’ class at the Carmichael school? The Sacramento Bee reports.
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