The DogChannel Newswire (07-14-09)

Massachusetts mulls dangerous dog registry; cadaver dogs aid in searches; and other news.

Posted: July 14, 2009, 5 a.m. EDT

Cadaver Dogs Aid Agencies in Searches for Missing
For volunteers who donate their time and go through what is usually a year-long process to train their dogs to track the scent of human decomposition, the opportunity to help in a search is sad, but rewarding, The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
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Charity Condemns Dog Tumor Death
An animal charity has described the owner of a dog dumped suffering from a huge mouth tumor as “cowardly” and “callous.” The elderly Jack Russell Terrier was found in Scotland last week. The tumor was so large it had broken the dog's jaw, BBC News reports.
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Perilous Pooch Bill May Go to the Dogs
The creation of a statewide registry of dangerous dogs is among a litter of competing animal control proposals that Beacon Hill, Mass., lawmakers are poised to chew over Tuesday. The dangerous dog registry would post photos of bad-news pooches online, the Boston Herald reports.
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Police Dog Goes AWOL Again
Bear, the Chicago Police dog that took off in May before being found in a cemetery, is again missing, police said. The 74-pound black and tan German Shepherd Dog was discovered missing about midnight Saturday, a Chicago Police spokesman said, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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Castaño Is Top Dog Despite Pooch Woe
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño said Saturday that, given the choice, he would rather find his missing dog than win the Barclays Scottish Open Sunday. The first prize is more than $800,000, which gives one some idea of how much he values Petra, The (U.K.) Independent reports.
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