The DogChannel Newswire (11-10-09)

Police dog bites wrong man, intruder flees; N.Y. woman accused of killing dogs; and other news.

Posted: November 10, 2009, 5 a.m. EST

N.Y. Woman Accused of Killing Dogs
A woman in Selden, N.Y., is facing animal cruelty charges for allegedly killing more than 20 dogs and burying them in her backyard, her son said. Sharon McDonough's son, Doug, alleges his mother routinely went on a "power trip" by purchasing a dog and eventually deciding to kill the animal, United Press International reports.
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Police Dog Bites Wrong Man, Intruder Flees
A Eugene, Ore., man fighting a home intruder to defend his mother and young children was bitten by a police dog after officers mistook him for the prowler they had been chasing through the neighborhood. The intruder, meanwhile, escaped and Tim Crossan said he is upset that police have not offered him an apology for the bites that landed him in the hospital overnight earlier this week, The Associated Press reports.
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Another Reason to Cover Your Cough – Pets At Risk
People who think they may have H1N1 flu need to stay away from work, avoid sneezing on their spouses and children and now, they have someone else to worry about infecting too – their pets. U.S. vets reported this week that a pet cat had been infected with the pandemic H1N1 virus, apparently by its owners, who had reported flu-like illness in the days before, Reuters reports.
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Digging Deeper: Memphis Animal Shelter Complaints
Folks who blew the whistle on poor conditions at the Memphis Animal Shelter before Tuesday's raid continue to come forward to share their stories with WREG News Channel 3. Investigators say it's too early to point fingers at anyone in particular, but whistle blowers say the investigation should look at folks both inside and beyond the shelter walls.
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