The DogChannel Newswire (10-15-09)

New future for former fighting dogs; H3N8 flu is truly for the dogs; and other news.

Posted: October 15, 2009, 5 a.m. EDT

New Future for Former Fighting Dogs Seized in Raid
The Humane Society of Missouri is placing six former fighting dogs with rescue groups, including one headed for training as a therapy dog in California, The Associated Press reports.
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H3N8 Flu Is Truly One for the Dogs
As if we didn’t already have enough flu to deal with this year, there's another new strain that's taking its toll on man's best friend. It's called H3N8 flu, and it's been around for decades – and it doesn't affect humans. But it recently jumped from one species to another, and now it's affecting dogs everywhere, FOXNews reports.
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Dog Rescuer Gives Strays a Second Chance
An estimated eight to 10 million dogs and cats end up in shelters each year because they were abandoned, abused or neglected by their owners. But there is a population of dogs that live on the streets that were never pets in the first place, CBSNews.com reports.
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Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher to the Rescue
Just call it puppy love for Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher. The engaged funny couple not only found a lost dog wandering in traffic this weekend, but they even tracked down its owner, E! Online reports.
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Michael Vick to Star in Docu-series
He's out of prison, back in the NFL, and now Michael Vick is going to star in his own TV series. The quarterback is partnering with BET for a new eight-part docu-series scheduled to air early next year, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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