The DogChannel Newswire (03-18-09)

Bill aims to extend abuse protection to pets; Iditarod race claims two dogs; and other news.

Posted: March 18, 2009, 5 a.m. EDT

Iditarod Claims Two Dogs as Mackey Leads Race Amid Harsh Conditions
The 1,131-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is nearing completion, and Lance Mackey, a cancer survivor who once lived in a tent, is leading comfortably as he attempts to win the competition for the third consecutive year, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Dogs Suspected in Man’s Death in California
Authorities suspect a man found dead in Rancho Mirage, Calif., was killed by his pair of Bull Mastiffs, The Associated Press reports.
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Bill Aims to Extend Abuse Protection to Pets
Under a bill introduced in South Carolina, abused women seeking temporary restraining orders against abusive husbands, boyfriends, and fathers of their children could ask a Family Court judge for custody of a pet, even if the abuser owns the pet, the Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Sun Times reports.
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Texas Man Trapped in Dog Food Ingredient Tank
Firefighters rescued a man Monday at a pet food factory who was in danger of suffocating inside a tank containing a dog food ingredient, the El Paso Times reports.
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Man Gets 30 Days in Jail for Abusing Dog
A Clintonville, Wis., man accused of beating a dog hard enough to break the animal’s back has been sentenced to 30 days in jail, The Associated Press reports.
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aischa   shamokin, PA

3/18/2009 10:26:47 PM

that is so sad the story about the dog being hit i almost couldnt read it sad i could have just cried it makes me so sick to even think about it i never hit my animals ever i wish it would not have been to late poor dog now your safe 30 days are just not long enough it should have been 30 years

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Donna   Limington, ME

3/18/2009 8:51:28 AM

Just getting caught up on the articles!

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Sally   las vegas, NV

3/18/2009 6:14:24 AM

Great to know! I love these articles.

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