The DogChannel Newswire (09-11-08)

Woman saved but dogs die in fire; man who kicked dog to death gets probation; and other news.

Posted: September 11, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

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Woman Pulled From Burning Home; Five Dogs Die
Dacono police pulled an injured 86-year-old woman out of her burning home late Monday, but several dogs and cats died in the fire, which gutted her mobile home, authorities say, the Denver Post reports.
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Man Who Kicked Dog to Death Gets Probation
A Manteca resident who kicked his girlfriend’s dog to death has pleaded no contest to one felony count of animal abuse and has been sentenced to three years of probation and nine months in San Mateo County jail, the Mercury News (Calif.) reports.
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Neighbors Respond to Dog Bite Lawsuit
A couple who is being sued after their dog bit a neighbor in the face says the German Shepherd Dog was protecting them, The Associated Press reports.
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Family Dog ‘Saved’ Girl in Drain
A pet dog could have saved the life of a young girl who was sucked 150 feet along an underground drain in a County Durham park, BBC News (U.K.) reports.
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New Dog Owners Try Their Hand at Puppy Training
No, Henry, you cannot keep jumping up all the time. Parker, you need to cut out the scratching thing. It’s time you, and your handlers, started getting with the program. You’ll come when I call, sit when I say sit. And you’ll all be better off for it, StarNewOnline.com (North Carolina) reports.
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Harriette   Branchport, NY

9/11/2008 7:09:32 AM

The man who kicked his girl friend's dog to death, should have gotten more than probation!! When is the law going to realize that someone who does this to an innocent victim will continue to abuse all beings - human and otherwise. I feel so enraged by such a light sentence, that I cannot understand this!!

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