The DogChannel Newswire (10-01-09)

Saving for your pet’s healthcare; dog helps rescue man from septic tank; and other news.

Posted: October 1, 2009, 5 a.m. EDT

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Saving for Your Pet’s Healthcare
Money is tight for everyone these days. Paying your everyday bills is hard enough, so what happens when your pet needs emergency care? A new idea just might keep your pet, and your wallet, from suffering, the Oakland (Calif.) Tribune reports.
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Who’s Reigning, Cats or Dogs?
The battle royal over which pet is best — dogs or cats — has moved from covert sniping to an all-out, online war of words. This sharing online of heartfelt opinions about cats and dogs is being invited by — get this — the American Kennel Club and the Cat Fanciers' Association, USA Today reports.
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Abandoned Dog Killed by Car Outside of Shelter
Workers at an animal shelter in the Mississippi River city of Alton say a dog abandoned outside the property was hit by a vehicle and killed. Officials say the Chihuahua's death should demonstrate the hazards of dumping animals on the shelter's grounds when it isn't open, The Associated Press reports.
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Dog Helps Rescue Man From Septic Tank
An 80-year-old man was rescued from a septic tank in Delhi Township, Ohio, after a dog alerted others to the man's predicament, the dog's owner says. Stacey Walsh said when she came to investigate unusual barking by her dog Murphy, she found her elderly neighbor trapped inside a 15-foot deep septic tank, United Press International reports.
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