The DogChannel Newswire (10-02-09)

Chicago fines owners for noisy dogs; dog survives 24 hours underwater; and other news.

Posted: October 2, 2009, 5 a.m. EDT

Noisy Dog in Chicago? Could Cost You $250 a Day
Owners of dogs that make excessive noise that “unnecessarily disturbs” their human neighbors could face fines of between $50 and $250 a day under an ordinance approved Thursday by a Chicago City Council committee, the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Dogs Have All the Luck With the Irish
While a debate in the USA is going on over which pet is best, the cat or the dog, there's no such idle chatter in Ireland. Ireland is a nation of dog lovers. Research by University College Dublin (UCD) found that 36% of homes in Ireland have a dog, while just one in 10 homes own a cat, USA Today reports.
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Dog Survives 24 Hours Underwater in Air Pocket
A 4-year-old Chihuahua survived more than 24 hours under water, by staying in an air pocket of a house boat that sank after hitting a stump. The dog is fine, but her owner says she is now more aggressive after the ordeal, First Coast News reports.
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Pets Can Help Keep the Doctor Away
How do pets help us? Let us count the ways – and keep counting, researchers say. The University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction will explore the ways animals benefit people of all ages during the upcoming International Society for Anthrozoology and Human-Animal Interaction Conference, USA Today reports.
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