The DogChannel Newswire (10-28-08)

Dog risks life to save four kittens; bee swarm kills three dogs in Florida; and other news.

Posted: October 28, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

Bee Swarm Kills Three Dogs in Florida
A 70-year-old woman is injured and three dogs are dead after a swarm of bees terrorized a neighborhood in South Florida. Authorities say crews removed 50 pounds of honeycomb from the side of a home in Palm Beach County after Friday’s attack, The Associated Press reports.
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Eight Flights at Logan Delayed as Poodle Toys With Freedom
Cramped after a Saturday night flight from Detroit, Choochy the Poodle broke free after her plane landed at Logan and for the next 17 hours, the tiny white fugitive managed to elude nearly a dozen Massport employees and state police, holding up runway traffic as she cavorted on the tarmac, the Boston Globe reports.
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Dog Risks Life to Save Four Kittens
A dog in Australia risked his life to protect four kittens who were trapped in a house fire. When the blaze broke out, the family of four escaped safely, but the dog stayed to guard the kittens until firefighters arrived, BBC News reports.
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Dog Works His Charm in Special Ed Classroom
Students enrolled in a special education program for third- through fifth-graders at Hannalei Elementary School in Vista, Calif., have a new friend in their classroom this fall. A 2-year-old Golden Retriever-Labrador mix named Fairfax joined the seven students in Robin Hooper’s special day class on a full-time basis this year, the North County Times reports.
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Man Accused of Neglecting, Starving Two Pit Bulls
Sheboygan, Wis., police have arrested a man accused of neglecting two pit bulls, starving one so severely that it had to be euthanized. Police say they’ll ask the district attorney to charge the 24-year-old with two counts each of mistreating an animal, animal abandonment, and failing to provide proper food and water, The Associated Press reports.
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