The DogChannel Newswire (06-06-09)

Film explores Katrina pet ownership disputes; airline pet policy raises concerns; and other news.

Posted: June 6, 2009, 5 a.m. EDT

Film Explores Katrina Pet Ownership Disputes
A new film tells stories of animal lovers who streamed into New Orleans to rescue thousands of stranded pets after the hurricane. It also shows both sides of the ownership disputes that later cropped up between Gulf Coast residents and some of the hundreds of people who adopted pets, The Associated Press reports.
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Airline Pet Policy Raises Allergy Concerns
Southwest Airlines' new policy of pets riding in the cabin has some passengers complaining about the possibility of allergies and in-flight noise. The economy airline's policy, which allows passengers to bring small cats and dogs on their flights for a $75 fee starting June 17, yielded complaints from travelers with allergies and those concerned about disruptive barking while flying, United Press International reports.
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22 Dogs Seized in Alleged ‘Puppy Mill’ Up for Adoption
A shelter is the new temporary home for 22 of 240 dogs and puppies rescued from a “puppy mill” Monday in the downstate Corydon, Ind., area. The Humane Society of Northwest Indiana will house the animals for at least a week to make sure they are healthy before offering them for adoption, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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After Home Destroyed, Dog Thought Killed Appears
Fire destroyed the farm home that had been in a Fredonia family for generations, but there was at least one hopeful outcome. As George Bush, his wife and relatives surveyed the rubble of Wednesday's fire, they suddenly saw the Cocker Spaniel they thought had died come running toward the wreckage, The Associated Press reports.
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Seven Adults, Dog Survive as Boat Goes Over Dam
Seven people and a dog were "very fortunate" to have survived when their pontoon boat toppled over a dam on the White River in Broad Ripple, an Indianapolis Fire Department  official said Thursday, the Indianapolis Star reports.
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