The DogChannel Newswire (03-21-09)

Wounded police dog to recover without surgery; shelter puts down wrong dog; and other news.

Posted: March 21, 2009, 5 a.m. EDT

Baghdad’s Pet Shop Owners Are Back in Business
The famed Ghazel market is bustling each Friday as more Iraqis take advantage of the relative calm and higher salaries to buy pets, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Wounded Spokane Police Dog to Make Full Recovery Without Surgery
The Spokane County, Wash., sheriff's office says a police dog wounded by a suspect is expected to make a full recovery, The Seattle Times reports.
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Animal Control Cites Dog Owners in Baltimore Park
Animal control officers and police patrolled the park at Mount Vernon Square this week, responding to complaints from residents who say some dog owners allow their pets to run wild and destroy flower beds, the Baltimore (Md.) Sun reports.
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Hilton Head Island Wonders About South Carolina Law on Requiring Dogs to Be Leashed on the Beach
The town of Hilton Head Island, S.C., wants to make sure it can decide if dogs must be leashed when on the beach, The Seattle Times reports.
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Animal Shelter Puts Down Wrong Dog
Jeff Kessler walked into the Durham County Animal Shelter in North Carolina expecting to retrieve his dog after the animal's 10-day quarantine for biting someone, but instead, he was told his family's 13-year-old Boxer-shepherd mix had been accidentally put to death, the News & Observer (N.C.) reports.
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Apollo   Bakersfield, CA

3/22/2009 8:12:48 AM

thats terrible

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Tina   Houston, TX

3/22/2009 7:58:13 AM

I think it's absolutely tragic that they accidentally euthanized Timber. Someone needs to pay for that. I would be mortified if that were me coming to get my dog and I was told he was put to death. Unbelievably irresponsible.

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Britney Spears   Los Angeles, CA

3/21/2009 5:17:08 PM

All the boys and all the girls are begging to IF YOU SEEK AMY!!!

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