The DogChannel Newswire (02-28-09)

Iraqi rescue puppy to become therapy dog; hard times need happy tails; and other news.

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

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Vick Will Finish Prison Sentence in Home Confinement
Imprisoned NFL star Michael Vick will be allowed to serve the final two months of his sentence under home confinement because there is no room at a halfway house for him, a government official told The Associated Press, USA Today reports.
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Ratchet to Return Favor, to Become Therapy Dog
Ratchet, the Border Collie rescued from a burning trash pile in Iraq on Mother’s Day, will train to become a therapy dog, the Coon Rapids (Minn.) Herald reports.
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Akron Dog Owner Countersues Condo Group
The Akron man sued by his condominium association for having a dog who exceeds a 12-pound weight limit is fighting back, the Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal reports.
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University of Michigan Stops Operating on Dogs
The University of Michigan has announced it no longer will operate on live dogs from animal shelters to teach surgeons lifesaving techniques, The Associated Press reports.
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Tails of the City: Hard Times Need Happy Tails
Pets are good investments — even when the economy is bad, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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julie   lewiston, ME

3/1/2009 6:43:10 AM

great stories. thanks for posting all of these.

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