The DogChannel Newswire (10-27-08)

Dog poop fine doubled in New York; Iraqi dog arrives in Minnesota; and other news.

Posted: October 27, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

L.A. County Settles Over Shelter Kill Policy
Animal advocates have reached an agreement with county animal control officials that requires shelters to hold cats and dogs who are not terminally ill for four days before euthanizing them. Under the agreement, signed this week by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge James C. Chalfant, shelter officials must also notify rescuers which cats and dogs are slated to be put down, The Associated Press reports.
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Ad Offering Cheap Euthanasia for Pets Disturbs Animal Advocates
An ad for a pet euthanasia service by someone who allegedly claims to have “experience with . . . whole litters of unwanted kittens” has incensed animal welfare advocates who say no such business could be run humanely and legally, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
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Dog Poop Fine Up’d to $250
Dog owners, take note: New York City's fine for failing to pick up after Fido has just more than doubled, to $250. The Sanitation Department announced the new penalty was taking effect Thursday, The Associated Press reports.
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Iraqi Dog Arrives in Minnesota
A dog rescued by a U.S. soldier from a burning trash pile in Iraq has arrived tired but healthy at his new home in Minnesota, United Press International reports.
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Despite Economy, No Expense Spared On These Pets
Pet owners may be cutting back, but Rex still needs his $900 dog bowl. As retailers worry about the possibility of the worst fourth quarter in generations, the pet product industry has become a veritable oasis among the gloom and doom of American business, The Associated Press reports.
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