The DogChannel Newswire (01-16-09)

Seattle dog owners in a stinky situation; man poses as female vet in scam; and other news.

Posted: January 16, 2009, 5 a.m. EST

Dog Owners Say Rules About Droppings Stink
An estimated 125,000 dogs live in Seattle, and each day they dump 41,250 pounds of poop onto yards, sidewalks, parks, and maybe where you stepped this morning. That's bound to spark confrontations, the Seattle Times reports.
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Bill Would Allow Pet Remains in Human Cemeteries
Washington State Sen. Ken Jacobsen, D-Seattle, has introduced a bill that would allow cat and dog remains to be buried with humans in cemeteries meant for people, The Associated Press reports.
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Buy a Doggie Sweater, Go to Jail?
Britain's Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has a bone to pick with owners who dress their pets in elaborate clothing – you know, the doggie getups you'll see so frequently on any stroll down Robertson or Melrose, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Police: New Jersey Man Posed as Female Veterinarian
Police say a New Jersey man posed as a female veterinarian, ran an illegal veterinary practice, and set up a phony rescue agency that may have duped pet lovers out of thousands of dollars, The Associated Press reports.
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Kennel Owner Denies Felony Cruelty Charges
A Ballantine, Mont., dog breeder charged with aggravated animal cruelty made her first court appearance after authorities recently seized hundreds of animals from her property, the Billings (Mont.) Gazette reports.
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