The DogChannel Newswire (10-31-08)

Dog owner apologizes in attack on bus; missing dog found 1,200 miles away; and other news.

Posted: October 31, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

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A Car Seat for Fluffy? It’s the Safe Way to Go
For drivers accustomed to putting infants or young children in safety seats, protecting pets would seem to be a logical next step. But animal restraints are not widely used, and it may not be easy to significantly increase the number of people who use them, The New York Times reports.
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Residents Can Keep Pit Bulls and Rottweiler, Judge Rules
A Ridgeland couple can keep their pit bulls and Rottweiler following a judge’s ruling that the dogs are not a danger to people or other animals, the Madison County (Miss.) Herald reports.
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Dog Owner Offers Apology in Attack on Bus
Leroy Morley “feels awful” that his dog killed another dog on a TriMet bus Sunday, said a man Tuesday claiming to be Morley’s boss. TriMet officials said Marie Kelemen, 59, was sitting near the front of the bus with a 7-pound Pomeranian named Buddy on a leash at her feet. When Morley began to exit the bus, his 50-pound Rottweiler-Shar-Pei mix bit the smaller dog and broke its neck, The Oregonian reports.
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Mending Military’s Injured ‘Canine Heroes’
The number of military dogs in the line of duty has increased and those injured are now getting the best medical care with a new, $15 million veterinary hospital in Texas to treat “Quiet Warriors,” CBS News (New York) reports.
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Dog Missing for Months Found 1,200 Miles Away in Chicago
Max the Maltese is headed home to Florida after the small dog vanished several months ago and finally turned up 1,200 miles away — in Chicago. Owner Richard Gonzalez of West Palm Beach, Fla., said Max went missing from his daughter’s yard, The Associated Press reports.
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