The DogChannel Newswire (09-29-08)

Search for drugs uncovers pack of Pit Bulls; dog photographer follows Warhol’s lead; and other news.

Posted: September 29, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

SWAT Team’s Search for Drugs Uncovers Pack of Pit Bulls in Anderson, S.C.
When Anderson police made a drug-related arrest in an inner-city neighborhood, the man became less of a target when police were confronted by a woman’s collection of 21 Pit Bull dogs, the Anderson (S.C.) Independent Mail reports.
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Canine Photographer Following Warhol’s Lead
“I thought, if it worked with Jackie O and Marilyn, why couldn’t it work with a dog?” says Mia Feinstein, a leading canine photographer who adopts Warhol’s pop-art techniques, applies them to the business of doggie portraiture and calls it “pup-art”, the Telegraph.co.uk reports.
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Sunny the Pit Bull Teaches Doggie Lessons to Children
Sunny’s disposition is as bright and friendly as her name, students at Sacred Heart Parish School learned Thursday. Debbie Eaglebarger, shelter manager of Second Chance Pet Rescue, brought the 3-year-old Pit Bull to the school to teach them about the importance of spaying and neutering pets, proper pet ownership and safety around dogs. She also taught them about dogfighting and, using Sunny as her example, that Pit Bulls actually make perfect pets despite an unfair reputation, the Red Bluff (Calif.) Daily News reports.
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Sasha the Husky Gets a Second Chance
When we last left Sasha the stray, she had trashed my house, causing several thousand dollars of damage. My wife had 24 hours to find her a new home or else I was hauling the dog to the nearest shelter. Readers thought I might have been a bit hasty in my judgment, and a bit too inexperienced in dog rescue to be taking on this task. Some suggested various forms of doggie Valium and others wanted to know why we didn’t use a crate to contain Sasha, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Thieves Steal Puppy of Boy With Cancer
Malicious thieves reportedly broke into the Georgia home of a 10-year-old cancer patient and stole his new puppy. Even worse is that detectives think the culprits know Ryan Morgan and are aware that he is sick, according to Channel 11 Alive News in Atlanta, FOXnews.com reports.
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