The DogChannel Newswire (09-20-08)

Parvovirus shuts down dog park; man killed in argument over dog; and other news.

Posted: September 20, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

Parvovirus Shuts Down Escondido Dog Park
A stray found at the only dog park in Escondido, Calif., has the highly contagious parvovirus, forcing city officials to shut down the popular canine park, The Associated Press reports.
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Animal Advocates Decry Failure to Audit County Shelter
Activists were thrilled in August 2005 when the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors approved an independent audit of its aging, bunker-like animal shelter. Three years later, the same advocates are howling mad. No audit has been done, and conditions at the facility continue to deteriorate, they say, with the shelter putting to death half of the animals it takes in, the Sacramento Bee reports.
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Man Shot to Death in Argument Over Canine
An Alexandria man was shot to death in his home Thursday evening in an argument over a dog, police say. The man’s stepson has been charged with second-degree murder in the case, authorities say, The Alexandria (La.) Town Talk reports.
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Provo Man Booked After Police Find His Brother’s Puppy
Provo, Utah, police rescued a 2-week-old puppy that they say hadn’t been fed in four days because his alleged captor believed the dog could “take care of itself.” On Sept. 12, police say a man kicked the door open at his brother’s home and stole the purebred Dachshund pup who was still in its mother’s care, the Desert News (Utah) reports.
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Irving Animal Shelter Euthanizes Wrong Dog
A Texas animal shelter admits it euthanized the wrong dog. Now the dog’s owners want answers, cbs11tv.com reports.
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