The DogChannel Newswire (09-16-08)

A dog’s life in the Hamptons; family Pit Bulls kill infant; and other news.

Posted: September 16, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

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The Dog Diaries, or The Luxe Life
This is the Hamptons, where a dog can hit the beach early in the morning, grab a snack of organic, cage-free duck breast or maybe a coconut sorbet, stop at the spa for a facial, dash off to yoga class, hurry back to the beach for a quick dip and still make it to Yappy Hour, The New York Times reports.
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Family’s Two Pit Bulls Kill Infant in Nevada Home
A family’s two Pit Bulls burst into the house from the backyard to attack a 4-month girl, mauling her to death even as her grandmother tried to escape with the baby into another room, police said, The Associated Press reports.
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Police K9 Training Facility Operated by Sacramento Department Opens
A large new training center for police dogs officially opened Saturday at McClellan Airfield in North Highlands. Sacramento Police Department officials noted that the facility will have 15,000 square feet of training area, training obstacles, kennels, and shade structures for canines. The training center, funded through donations, will be used by law enforcement agencies from throughout the Sacramento area.
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Tough New Rules for New South Wales Pet Shops
A three-day cooling off period for people who buy animals from pet shops came into effect Friday in New South Wales. It is part of a new animal welfare code of practice, which is backed by $200 on-the-spot fines for non-compliance. The chief executive of the Pet Industry Association of Australia, Joanne Sillince, says she is delighted the NSW Government has brought in consistent standards for all shops, ABC News Online (Australia) reports.
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lk   n haven, CT

9/16/2008 11:07:02 PM

not all pits are bad

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bertha   SAN DIEGO, CA

9/16/2008 9:55:49 PM

all the pit bulls that i know are very sweet! don't know how they can do that!

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TMG   Houston, TX

9/16/2008 5:02:01 AM

As a "RESPONSIBLE" Pitbull owner. Those dogs were OBVIOUSLY abused. mean and that is why they acted with such aggression. My two Pitbulls are big babies, however, my female is very animal aggressive and doesn't like children, but, she would NEVER run through a screen to attack a child. Pitbulls just don't act with such haste unless they were trained to do so. It makes me sick. It really does.

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