The DogChannel Newswire (08-28-09)

Making a case for street dogs; what you need to know about flying with pets; and other news.

Posted: August 28, 2009, 5 a.m. EDT

Three Genes Determine Nature of a Dog’s Coat
How did the dog get its coat? Kipling never pondered that question — he was more concerned with how the leopard got its spots, among other things — but scientists have. And the answer, they report in Science, lies in just three genes, The New York Times reports.
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Dearborn’s Tab for Dog House is $37,000-Plus
The cost to clean up a Dearborn, Mich., house where hundreds of dogs lived and died in squalor was more than $37,000, according to city spokesman Randy Coble. That figure represents the money paid to Belfor Holdings, the company that hauled material out of the house, the Detroit Free Press reports.
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Canine Ambassador Makes Case for Street Dogs
It hasn’t been just fun and games for the South African mutt, who is halfway through his six-month, four-continent “world woof tour” of 32 countries. A one-time street dog, the Benji look-alike is headlining a publicity campaign to highlight the plight of the world’s millions of homeless dogs, The Christian Science Monitor reports.
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What You Need to Know About Flying With Pets
This is a tough economic climate to launch an airline, let alone one that won't carry human beings. Yet last month Pet Airways took to the skies with one-way fares ranging from $149 to $299 — and now all its flights are booked through November, USA Today reports.
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Galadriel   Lothlorien, ME

8/30/2009 10:59:32 PM

Thanks for the links.

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karen   little rock, AR

8/30/2009 11:46:57 AM

good articles

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