The DogChannel Newswire (10-07-09)

Supreme Court mulls legality of dogfight videos; police chief accused in dog killing; and other news.

Posted: October 7, 2009, 5 a.m. EDT

Woman Accused of Throwing Dog at Officer
Police said a woman will not face charges for throwing a dog at an officer during a domestic violence investigation. Police said the woman was holding a small dog when officers arrived, and at some point, she threw the dog, named Flash, at an officer, The Associated Press reports.
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Maricopa Top Cop Accused in Dog Killing
Maricopa, Calif., police chief has been ordered to turn in his gun and stay away from four people after he shot and killed their dog. Lisa Chavez filed for a temporary restraining order against Chief Gene Fretheim after he fatally shot her pit bull mix, Matty, The Associated Press reports.
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High Court Shines a Light on Animal Cruelty Videos
Supreme Court justices, skeptical of a law aimed at graphic animal cruelty videos, touched Tuesday on dogfights, bull fights, cock fights, bow-and-arrow hunting, even a hypothetical television channel devoted to human sacrifice. Oh, yes, and freedom of speech, The Associated Press reports.
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Shelter-Touting Groups Have a Message for You
The message is being shouted from the rooftops (or from the TV, at the very least), presented on posters and fliers in towns and cities across the USA, and unfurled in ways too numerous to count. You'll hear it and see it for many weeks to come. The message is this: If you're thinking of getting a pet, go to a shelter or rescue group, USA Today reports.
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