The DogChannel Newswire (10-28-09)

Police dog recovering after inhaling meth; dog sanctuary’s founders rewarded; and other news.

Posted: October 28, 2009, 5 a.m. EDT

Police Dog Recovering After Inhaling Meth
A Ventura County Sheriff's Department police dog is recovering at a veterinary clinic after he apparently inhaled some loose methamphetamine during a drug search. Officials say Balu, a 4½-year-old German Shepherd Dog, was in stable condition and was being treated for ingestion of methamphetamine, The Associated Press reports.
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Pair’s Wonderful Way With Disabled Animals Is Rewarded
Sometimes good things happen to good people. This is one of those times. It's the story of Alayne Marker and Steve Smith, a married couple who had high-power jobs then left it all behind to move to middle-of-nowhere Montana to start an animal sanctuary, USA Today reports.
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Do’s and Don’ts for Interacting With Guide Dogs
Some basic rules to bear in mind when interacting with a dog that's providing assistance to a blind person: Guide dogs differentiate between work and play through the presence of their working harness, The Canadian Press reports.
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Pet Cemetery Offers Final Resting Place for Beloved Animals
This is no ordinary burial ground. Mindy and Buttons, two Shih Tzu who died in 1990 and 2005, are among more than 15,000 pets buried in Hinsdale Animal Cemetery in Willowbrook, Ill., one of the nation's oldest, the Chicago Tribune reports.
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