The DogChannel Newswire (09-10-08)

Dog defends boy from snake; L.A. animal shelter staff seek to oust manager; and other news.

Posted: September 10, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

Dog Defends Boy From Snake
A small dog showed courage beyond his size when he stood up to a copperhead Friday evening, protecting a 6-year-old boy from harm, the Martinsville Bulletin (Va.) reports.
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Los Angeles Animal Shelter Workers Bid to Oust Manager
Union representatives for Los Angeles animal shelter workers plan to give the City Council a petition demanding the dismissal of the general manager and assistant general manager, saying that the health and safety of shelter animals and workers has been compromised to promote the system as one that is lowering its kill rate, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Prison for Women to Again Get Dogs to Train
A West Tennessee women’s prison that was deemed this summer to be too hot for a dog training program is scheduled to get air conditioning, The Associated Press reports.
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Pets From Shelter Now Come With MicroChips
Dogs adopted from the Hempstead Town animal shelter will now come with identification microchips embedded under their skin so that, if a pet gets lost, he can easily be reunited with the owner, town officials said, Newsday reports.
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Man Terrified by Park Dog Attack
A man has been attacked by three Boxers in a Londonderry park as he tried to protect his puppy from harm, BBC News (U.K.) reports.
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