The DogChannel Newswire (11-12-08)

World’s ugliest dog dies after battle with cancer; veterans helped by healing paws; and other news.

Posted: November 12, 2008, 5 a.m. EST

Service Dogs Give Hope, Help to Wounded Veterans
Deuce is a chocolate Labrador Retriever who knows exactly which patients at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington give the best treats, said his owner, Harvey Naranjo. He and Deuce are part of the Military Advanced Training Center, a department at Walter Reed that cares for severely disabled veterans, the New York Times reports.
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World’s Ugliest Dog Dies After Cancer Battle
A one-eyed, three-legged dog that won the title of world’s ugliest pooch this summer has died, The Associated Press reports.
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Group Wants Kentwood Shelter Closed Due to Filth
The Town of Kentwood animal shelter is under fire from The Humane Society of Louisiana after the group found no sewage system, a pile of waste that had built up for years, and several dogs who were too weak to stand. The Humane Society detailed all of that in a report that also called for the parish to close the shelter or take it over, WWL-TV news (La.) reports.
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Precious Pets Cemetery Allows for Peaceful Goodbyes
Flowers and statues adorn the ground of a three-and-a-half-acre plot in Spencer as families come to visit loved ones they have put in their final resting place. The cemetery, though, is for a different kind of family member. Precious Pets Cemetery in Spencer has been burying beloved dogs, cats, snakes, rabbits, and turtles of families since 1985, the Midwest City (Okla.) Sun reports.
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‘Dog Wizard’ Says He Can Talk to Your Pets
Got a problem pooch? Fed up with your pup? Done with your dog? Not to worry. Call Vladislav Roytapel, a.k.a. “The Russian Dog Wizard.” Do you have to fly him in from Kiev? Nyet. Mail him from Moscow? Not. Roytapel and his wife live in Newport Beach, Calif., which is closer and a lot warmer, the Daily Pilot reports.
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