The DogChannel Newswire (11-11-08)

L.A. fire official arrested in dog’s beating; shelter tries to rebuild after fire; and other news.

Posted: November 11, 2008, 5 a.m. EST

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Snohomish County Adds Another Off-Leash Dog Park
The crowd that turned out the opening of Snohomish County’s newest and largest off-leash dog park was a little unruly, though dogged in its enthusiasm for the canine heaven that eventually will be almost double its current 4.5 acres. Even shy dogs will have a haven away from the more exuberant members of their species, the Seattle Times reports.
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L.A. County Fire Official Arrested in Dog’s Beating
A neighbor’s pet is euthanized because of extensive injuries. The suspect says he acted in self-defense, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Mayor of Whitehall, Ohio Can’t Fill Board to Hear Pit Bull Appeals
Whitehall Mayor John Wolfe is struggling to find someone in his city who doesn’t have strong opinions about vicious dogs. The city’s new law on dogs who injure a person or another animal requires an appeals board to allow people to protest that their dog is not vicious. However, not many people seem up for the job, the mayor said, the Columbus Dispatch reports.
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Galvanized by Generosity, Pet Shelter Moving Ahead
Dessin Animal Shelter workers have begun cleaning up the mess left by an October fire. Their next task is imagining the Wayne County shelter’s future when it reopens in about three weeks. The 40-year-old shelter has been closed since an Oct. 7 fire destroyed dog runs and an outbuilding at the property, the Scranton (Pa.) Tines reports.
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Man Accused of Killing Dog Facing More Charges
A Milpitas man accused of killing a dog with a hammer is facing additional charges alleging that he tried to silence a witness, The Associated Press reports.
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