The DogChannel Newswire (02-13-09)

Senior-dog owners revel in Westminster win; dogs cut owners’ cancer risk; and other news.

Posted: February 13, 2009, 5 a.m. EST

California Lawmakers to Push Animal Welfare
From family pets to farm livestock, state lawmakers are crafting a broad and aggressive animal welfare agenda this year, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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Owners of Older Dogs Revel in Westminster Winner
As Stump, the oldest dog ever to win Best in Show at Westminster, took a victory tour of Manhattan on Wednesday, owners of older dogs reveled in the triumph of a senior dog, The New York Times reports.
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Fido on the Roof
An animal control officer handled an unusual call on a recent morning: A caller reported a dog had used a snow bank in the backyard to walk right up onto the roof, the Minot (N.D.) Daily News reports.
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Dog Who Shoplifted Is Brought to Justice
The canine shoplifter who made off with a rawhide bone from a Salt Lake City-area store in December and became an Internet superstar in the process has turned herself in (with some prodding, no doubt, from her owners), the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Cats and Dogs Cut Their Owners' Cancer Risk, Researchers Say
Owning a pet can reduce the chances of developing a form of cancer by nearly a third, researchers claim, the Daily Mail (U.K.) reports.
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Genete   Santa Maria, CA

2/22/2009 2:34:16 PM

I was at the State CA Capitol during the issue of these bills. I was VERY PROUD to be a part of this. I hope they all get passed.

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