The DogChannel Newswire (12-26-08)

Man falls through ice as he tries to rescue dog; ‘Marley & Me’: easy to watch, easy to forget; and other news.

Posted: December 26, 2008, 5 a.m. EST

‘Marley & Me’: Easy to Watch, Easy to Forget
Even bad dogs can be lovable. This is the simple message most of us already knew and the one “Marley & Me” drives home in this fairly banal adaptation of John Grogan’s popular memoir. Perhaps the message should have been: Let best-selling dogs lie. “Marley & Me” might be easy to watch, but — even for die-hard canine lovers — it’s as easy to forget, USA Today reports.
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Man Falls Through Ice as He Tries to Rescue Dog
A man who was pulled from the icy waters of Raccoon Creek on Tuesday was pronounced dead later that evening, the Licking County Coroner’s office confirmed. Newark firefighters braved the near-freezing temperatures of the creek to pull Eduardo Jaramillo, 51, and a dog from the water after a boy ran to Cherry Valley Lodge to report that the man fell in, the Newark (Ohio) Advocate reports.
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Hundreds of Stray Dogs, Cats Run, But Can’t Hide
Southern Dallas was going to the dogs. So animal services created a “COPS”-style response. The city agency has armed eight employees with catch poles and tranquilizer guns for an intensive five-week campaign to round up roaming animals in southern Dallas. This is no ordinary sweep, the Dallas Morning News reports.
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Rude Ranch a Haven for Animals Down on Their Luck
Thanks to dedicated people like Bob and Katherine Rude, many homeless animals in Maryland will have a warm home this winter. The Maryland couple cares for 116 cats and six dogs at Rude Ranch Animal Rescue, which they run out of their home in Harwood, reports.
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City of Ithaca, New York State Sign Dog-Park Papers
The dogs were there in spirit, if not body, for the signing ceremony that made official the Festival Lands agreement, including a permanent off-leash dog area near the west shore of Cayuga Lake. Ithaca Mayor Carolyn Peterson and New York State Parks Regional Director Tim Joseph signed the management agreement to applause from the small group of city officials and dog walkers who gathered Tuesday at City Hall for the event, the Ithaca Journal reports.
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Patricia   Youngstown, OH

12/27/2008 10:48:31 PM

I feel so sorry for the family of the professor who tried to rescue the dog from the freezing lake. He apparently was trying to help, but, lost his life in the process. God will definitely care for him now, he was a good man.

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Phil   Salina, KS

12/27/2008 1:39:22 PM

The man who died in his attempt to save the dog is the real hero in this story.

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Galadriel   Lothlorien, ME

12/26/2008 7:32:05 PM

Thanks for the links.

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Karen   Standish, ME

12/26/2008 6:51:56 PM

We saw Marley and Me. We liked it except the sad ending of course. I read the book too! Both were good. Bring tissues!!

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