The DogChannel Newswire (08-13-09)

World’s tallest dog dies; Chicago TV judge to hear five-legged puppy case; and other news.

Posted: August 13, 2009, 5 a.m. EDT

California Dog Dubbed Tallest in the World Has Died
Gibson, the California dog dubbed the tallest in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records, has died after a battle with bone cancer. The 7-year-old harlequin Great Dane from Grass Valley measured 7 feet, 1 inch when standing on its hinds legs, The Associated Press reports.
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80 Dogs Seized in Indiana Raids Linked to Fighting
Authorities have seized about 80 pit bulls during raids at two southern Indiana sites suspected of breeding and training dogs for illegal fighting. State police say dog carcasses and dogfighting paraphernalia were also seized when executed search warrants were executed, The Associated Press reports.
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Chicago TV Judge to Hear Five-Legged Puppy Case
The case of a puppy that used to have five legs and was saved from a Coney Island animal show is going before a court TV judge in Chicago. Plaintiff John Strong operates a New York animal show that features disfigured animals. He's suing the dog's original owner, Calvin Owensby, for $4,000, The Associated Press reports.
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Authorities Bust Major ‘Puppy Mill’
Kaufman County, Texas, Sheriff's officers, along with Humane Society volunteers, shut down an alleged puppy mill in the county Tuesday taking away almost 600 dogs. The dogs were taken to an undisclosed location in the county while the investigation continues, The Kaufman Herald reports.
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Kerri   Brick, NJ

8/13/2009 5:55:03 AM

I met Gibson (World's Tallest Dog) in California a couple years ago and he was such a sweetie. My heart goes out to his owner. RIP big guy.

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