The DogChannel Newswire (01-28-09)

Man tries to drown police dog; rescued dogs pregnant with 1,500 puppies; and other news.

Posted: January 28, 2009, 5 a.m. EST

Wily in Pursuit of Coyotes
Jimmie Rizzo traps coyotes throughout Southern California. The practice is controversial, with homeowners saying it protects their pets and animal advocates saying it's cruel and indiscriminate, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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In Lots of Animal Art, Wrong Foot Is Forward
The way four-legged animals walk has been well-known since the 1880s, when Eadweard Muybridge’s motion-capture photographs revealed the sequence of leg movements. They walk this way: the left hind leg moves forward, followed by the left foreleg, right hind leg, and right foreleg, in order, The New York Times reports.
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Police Say Man Tried to Drown Police Dog
Police say a 34-year-old man was arrested after he led them on a pursuit, abandoned his car, waded into a lagoon, and then tried to drown a pursuing police dog, The Associated Press reports.
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Rescued Dogs Pregnant With 1,500 Puppies
Rescuers who have saved hundreds of dogs from stinking, filth-choked puppy mills over the past few days have made an eye-popping discovery – most of the animals are pregnant and due to give birth to roughly 1,500 puppies, KOMO News (Wash.) reports.
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Dog-noise Mediation Can End the Howling
Phoenix is enlisting help from Phoenix School of Law students to run a free downtown barking-dog mediation service that will start this month, The Arizona Republic reports.
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