The DogChannel Newswire (07-17-09)

Dog saves panda cubs in China; Air Force vet turns to dogs for cash; and other news.

Posted: July 17, 2009, 5 a.m. EDT

Dog Wet Nurse Saves Panda Cubs in China
Two red panda cubs abandoned by their mother at birth are thriving at a northern China zoo thanks to milk and loving care from an unlikely surrogate mother — a dog, state media reported on Thursday, The Associated Press reports.
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Iowa Woman Accused of Throwing Dog at Officer
A Des Moines woman is in the dog house after police say she threw her dog at an animal control officer. Police were called to a neighborhood Wednesday afternoon on a report of two dogs chasing mail carriers, The Associated Press reports.
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Air Force Vet Turns to Dogs for Cash
Lori Lawrence has been laid off twice since ending her 20-year career with the U.S. Air Force in 2001. But after losing her most recent job in February, she felt liberated. Inspired by Cody, her 14-year-old Siberian husky, Lori Lawrence set her sights on opening a dog-grooming business, reports.
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Anti-Dog Racing Group Wants to End Sport in R.I.
As Rhode Island debates the fate of its only Greyhound racing track, an advocacy group is planning a weekend rally calling for an end to the sport in the state. The group GREY2K USA was a chief proponent of a successful ballot question in Massachusetts last year to ban Greyhound racing at the state's two tracks, The Associated Press reports.
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