The DogChannel Newswire (07-24-09)

Gadget decodes what dogs are "saying”; homes tough to find for dogs seized in raids; and other news.

Posted: July 24, 2009, 5 a.m. EDT

Dogs Escape Michigan Home, Kill Dachshund
A west Michigan man says he took precautions to keep his two American Pit Bull Terriers from escaping. But he didn’t anticipate they would burst through a window containing an air conditioning unit to kill a Dachshund named Peanut, The Associated Press reports.
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What’s the Dog Saying? This Gadget Translates
So you want to know what that bark meant, that growl that whine – and who doesn't. Well, a Japanese toymaker claims to have the answer: the “Bowlingual," which the manufacturer says can translate what a dog “says” into human language and emoticons, The Baltimore Sun reports.
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Homes Tough to Find for Dogs Seized in Raids
As teams begin evaluating hundreds of pit bulls seized in the largest U.S. raid on dogfighters, the Humane Society of Missouri has issued an urgent call to rescue groups to help find homes for the dogs deemed eligible for adoption, The Associated Press reports.
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Pet Dangers, Deadly Animal Threats
This week, one of the largest pet health insurers in the country – Veterinary Pet Insurance – released the most common wildlife attack claims of 2008. From the dreaded porcupine to Arizona's rare javelina, pets from coast to coast face different threats, ABC News reports.
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karen   little rock, AR

7/26/2009 6:20:44 AM

sad stories.

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