The DogChannel Newswire (10-15-08)

"Chihuahua” is the movies’ top dog; puppy stays in Iraq, Army tells soldier; and other news.

Posted: October 15, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

'Beverly Hills Chihuahua': The Movies’ New Top Dog
For hard proof this economy is going to the dogs, consider the box office, where a dog wearing Chanel has had the No. 1 movie in the country for two weekends in row. In the past 10 days, Disney’s “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” has wagged all the way to a $52.5 million take, beating two-legged stars such as Russell Crowe, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Bill Murray, TIME reports.
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Puppy Stays in Iraq, Army Tells Soldier
More than 10,000 people have signed an online petition urging the Army to let an Iraqi puppy come home with a Minnesota soldier, who fears that “Ratchet” could be killed if left behind, The Associated Press reports.
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Fire That Killed Three Dogs, Injured Woman, Ruled Arson
A fire that injured a 70-year-old woman and left three dogs dead Monday was intentionally set, an official said Tuesday. While it is not clear exactly how the blaze was set or who set it, investigators have ruled it arson, according to Capt. Tricia Tracy, a Tucson Fire Department spokeswoman, the Arizona Daily Star reports.
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C.A.R.E. Program Helps Dogs Recover From Surgery or Injury
Meet Sammi, the resident miracle at California Animal Rehabilitation in Santa Monica. About eight months ago, the 8-year-old Springer Spaniel – a perky pooch who now bounds up to strangers with an unstoppable wag in his tail – was quadriplegic because of a bony growth in his spine that worsened as he aged, the Daily Breeze (Calif.) reports.
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Shootout Injures Burglary Suspect, Police Dog
Homestead, Fla., police and burglary suspects exchanged gunfire in an early-morning altercation, with a police dog and one of the suspects wounded, the Miami Herald reports.
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Julie   Richmond, VA

10/15/2008 2:53:03 PM

Make sure your local police department has bullet proof vests for all officers INCLUDING the K-9 ones!

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