The DogChannel Newswire (05-01-09)

Bus driver saves dog from coyotes; Indiana approves bill to regulate dog breeders; and other news.

Posted: May 1, 2009, 5 a.m. EDT

Calgary Bus Driver Saves Dog From Coyotes
A Canadian city bus driver in Calgary is credited with saving a cowering young dog from circling coyotes by simply opening the bus door. Dawn Hagel said she was driving Tuesday when she spotted the 16-month-old Australian Cattle Dog cringing beneath a parked pickup truck at the side of the road and two coyotes circling it, United Press International reports.
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Lawmakers Approve Bill to Regulate Dog Breeders
Supporters of a bill to regulate large-scale dog breeding operations in Indiana hope the legislation will have an immediate impact on so-called “puppy mills” around the state. Bill sponsor Rep. Linda Lawson, D-Hammond, said the bill that won final legislative approval late Wednesday will allow the state to start cracking down on irresponsible breeders, The Associated Press reports.
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Dozens of Dogs Taken From Alleged Puppy Mill in Mid-Missouri
The Humane Society of Missouri and the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department have removed 68 dogs and puppies that they say were living in filthy conditions at an unlicensed mid-Missouri breeding facility. Some of the dogs are pregnant, The Associated Press reports.
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Eight Ways to ‘Green Up’ Your Pet
Keeping pets involves a lot of responsibility, between feeding them, making sure they don't leave messes everywhere and ensuring they are cared for properly. But there's a lot pet owners can do to help the environment by slightly changing some every day practices, the Mooresville Tribune reports.
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Group Seeks to Build Dog Park
Dogs may soon run and play inside a dog park on land where flood-damaged houses used to stand. Binghamton Area Residents for K-9s (BARK), a nonprofit group, hopes to lease an acre of land for the fenced-in park, Conklin Supervisor Debra Preston said, the (New York) Press & Sun-Bulletin reports.
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