The DogChannel Newswire (08-06-09)

Man arrested for barking at police dog; pet psychic is eerily accurate; and other news.

Posted: August 6, 2009, 5 a.m. EDT

Man Arrested for Barking at Police Dog
Authorities said a man has been arrested in for barking at a police dog. The Three Rivers, Mich., Police Department said officers responded Monday evening to an apartment complex to investigate a suspicious situation, The Associated Press reports.
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Woman Gets Jail for Trying to Free Dog From Pound
A Wyoming woman has been sentenced to 45 days in jail for trying to spring her pit bull from an animal shelter. Twenty-six-year-old Jessica Johnson pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to commit misdemeanor property destruction and criminal entry. Johnson told a judge she broke into the shelter because her dog had been unfairly classified as a vicious animal and she was afraid it would be killed, The Associated Press reports.
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Pet Psychic Is Eerily Accurate
Many people visit psychics with some degree of skepticism. Jill Lopate was no exception when, out of playful curiosity, she took her Chihuahua, Kai, to see a pet psychic. However, the Mendocino resident found herself having second thoughts once the psychic started talking, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Giving Your Pet a Comfortable End
Death is an inevitable part of pet ownership. And the decision to euthanize a sick, injured or elderly pet is usually an extremely difficult one. But whether it's in a pet's favorite spot, or at a doctor's office in an owner's loving arms, what matters is how those final hours are handled, the Contra Costa (Calif.) Times reports.
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Max and Mittens Save the World: Volunteers Opportunities for Pets
Not all heroes wear capes. These days, some have coats. Pets can help people as therapy animals at local hospitals and senior-care centers, and as read-to-me volunteers in children's literacy programs at schools and libraries, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
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