The DogChannel Newswire (06-26-09)

How to travel with your pet; 250 dogs seized from Pennsylvania breeder; and other news.

Posted: June 26, 2009, 5 a.m. EDT

Find Dog Parks? There’s an App for That
Does anyone's dog have an iPhone? If so, you'll want to let them know that there's a new free application that will point dogs and their people to the dog parks closest to them at any given moment, the Baltimore Sun reports.
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About 250 Dogs Seized From Pennsylvania Breeder
Animal welfare officials have seized about 250 dogs from a breeder in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley who was accused of keeping animals in filthy conditions. Derbe Eckhart has disputed the allegations about his Almost Heaven Kennel in Upper Milford Township, Lehigh County, The Associated Press reports.
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How to Travel With Your Pet
A horror story of a Poodle on route to New York who took a detour to Hawaii took place about 25 years ago, and while airlines are more accountable today for the handling and tracking of pets checked as baggage or cargo, stuff still happens, and there’s a lot you can do to ensure your pet has a safer and happier experience if you decide to travel together, FOX News reports.
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A Haven for Pets When Disaster Hits
If a disaster strikes Utah’s northern region, pets won't be left behind. Davis County Animal Services is the state's first government agency to set up a trailer equipped to house and care for up to 43 animals during an emergency. It is fully self-contained and equipped with individual compartments, water, power, heat, air conditioning and a drainage system, The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
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Pet Bites Can Put Owners At Risk for Superbug MRSA
Could your pet make you seriously ill? Dog and cat bites aren't just painful and traumatic, they also may put you at risk for an infection with the so-called superbug, a strain of bacteria known as MRSA, according to, the New York Daily News reports.
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