The DogChannel Newswire (07-30-09)

Pantry helps pet owners in hard times; woman tries to bust dog out of shelter; and other news.

Posted: July 30, 2009, 5 a.m. EDT

Woman Allegedly Tries to Bust Dog Out of Shelter
Police in Wyoming said they arrested a woman for trying to bust her pit bull out of the doggie slammer. Police allege the woman smashed a window at the Metro Animal Control shelter last weekend, triggering an alarm. Officers said they found the dog running outside the building and arrested a 26-year-old woman after a foot chase, The Associated Press reports.
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Dog Poking Head Through Car Window Is Dangerous
Tongue flailing, ears pushed back by the wind and tail wagging happily. Driving down the highway with a shaggy dog poking his head out the car window is an iconic American image. However, like the 70-mph lap-child, it’s an image that should be relegated to times gone by, the New York Daily News reports.
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Atlantic City May Halt Police Dogs
Atlantic City's mayor is telling the police department to call off the dogs. Mayor Lorenzo Langford wants a review of complaints from residents about how the dogs are used before they are deployed again. Residents have said the dogs can cause problems, The Associated Press reports.
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Pantry Helps Pet Owners in Hard Times
For Goldie Arnold, the goal is simple. “We want to keep pets with their families,” says Arnold, a founder of the new Northland Pet Pantry. The volunteer-run Pet Pantry, formed this year under the umbrella of the Northland Animal Welfare Society, or NAWS, provides pet food to people who are struggling to make ends meet and ready to surrender their pets, the Kansas City Star reports.
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