The DogChannel Newswire (11-08-08)

Pet food sickens 79 people; dog drives away from car wash, car impounded; and other news.

Posted: November 8, 2008, 5 a.m. EST

Pet Food Sickens 79 People, CDC Says
Salmonella-contaminated dry pet food sickened at least 79 people, including many young children, and could still be dangerous, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Thursday. Even though the affected brands have been recalled and the factory in Pennsylvania closed, pet owners could still have the cat and dog kibble in their homes, the CDC said, Reuters reports.
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Dog Drives Away From Car Wash, Car Impounded
A dog waiting in a car while at a car wash slipped the vehicle into gear and drove in a loop before the car came to a stop. Pryor police officer Brent Crittenden said the dog’s owner was washing the vehicle when the 70-pound pit bull jumped on the dash and somehow shifted the car into reverse, The Associated Press reports.
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L.A. Man Convicted of Running Dogfighting Ring
A jury has convicted a man of running a dogfighting ring out of a South Los Angeles house, The Associated Press reports.
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Judge Jumps Into NYC Dog-walking Dispute
A judge has temporarily barred a dog walker from tending his four-legged clients within a 10-mile radius of a Manhattan rival’s territory, Newsday reports.
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Dallas County Animal Shelter Receives Outpouring of Help
After months of dwindling donations at the Humane Society of Dallas County, money started rolling in on Thursday from across North Texas. Residents donated more than $15,000 and hundreds of pounds of food to the no-kill shelter. The funds will support the shelter for the rest of the year, the Dallas Morning News reports.
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Alina   Elmwood Park, NJ

11/9/2008 11:01:17 AM

It is a shame factories don't find out about this before shipping the food to grocery stores. Think about the poor pets who eat it.

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Patty   La Mirada, CA

11/9/2008 7:43:02 AM

Didn't even think about washing my hands after feeding the dog!

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