The DogChannel Newswire (10-09-09)

Chicago approves fines for barking dogs; new book tells of presidents’ dogs; and other news.

Posted: October 9, 2009, 5 a.m. EDT

Woman Wounded When Cop Shoots at Dog
A La Marque, Texas, police officer wounded a woman accidentally while trying to shoot a pit bull she saw jumping on a group of people, The Associated Press reports.
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Excessive Noise Ordinance for Dog Owners OK’d in Chicago
Owners of dogs making excessive noise that "unnecessarily disturbs" their human neighbors soon will face fines of $50 to $250 a day under an ordinance Chicago aldermen approved Wednesday, the Chicago Tribune reports.
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City Pays for Dog Poo
A city in central Taiwan is offering shopping vouchers to volunteer dog waste collectors in a bid to clean up a perennial problem caused by the large number of stray animals island-wide, Reuters reports.
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New Book Tells of Presidents’ Dogs
President Harry Truman once said, "If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog." That could be why there has been a dog living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for much of American history. However, never before the election of Barack Obama had the selection of a first dog been anticipated with such excitement, Voice of America reports.
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