The DogChannel Newswire (12-05-08)

Dog care on a budget; dog survives five days stuck in drain pipe; and other news.

Posted: December 5, 2008, 5 a.m. EST

Extend Spirit of Giving to Animal Shelters
It’s the holiday season, and people are in a generous mood. But with money short, we can’t always do as much as we’d like. But shelters say there are more ways to help than just donating money, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
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Pet Care on a Budget
Saving money is top of mind for all right now, but when it comes to our furry family members, providing care on a budget shouldn’t mean compromising their health. Benjamin Franklin once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” And this sentiment applies to pets as much as to people, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Dog Survives Five Days Stuck in Drain Pipe
Imagine being stuck in a 15-inch drain pipe for five days. It happened to the beloved dog of a Champaign County, Ohio, family, station WHIO-TV reports.
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The Dog Police Are Coming to Long Beach, Calif.
Dog not licensed? Well, in Long Beach you might be getting a knock on your door from officials who have a new campaign to nab pet owners who fail to register their dogs. Those who don’t have licenses can get them on the spot or face fines as high as $295, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Farmer Sentenced for Pesticide Use That Killed Dog
At 4 years old, Boone was at the top of his game as a bear hunter when he was struck down last year by pesticide-soaked cat food. On Wednesday, the Green River melon farmer responsible for the Blue Tick Coonhound’s death was ordered to pay $5,000 in restitution to the dog’s owner and fined $2,500 for a misdemeanor violation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
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Phil   Salina, KS

12/5/2008 12:42:13 PM

Was this MURDERED dog also someone's pet/family member??? What price can Federal Prosecuters put on that??? When will our "BREED"n to read and follow label warning.

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