The DogChannel Newswire (12-15-09)

County seeks to free chained-up dogs; inmates help to train assistance dogs; and other news.

Posted: December 15, 2009, 5 a.m. EST

Dogs Vs. Cats: Which Are Better?
December’s New Scientist magazine has answered one of the great questions of our time: Which pet is better, a dog or a cat? While the science involved in determining which animal is superior is slightly suspect (surely, it is a case of personal preference, no?), writer Kate Douglas went at the question from a scientific angle, the London Free Press reports.
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County Seeks to Free Chained Dogs
Chaining up your dog for 10 hours straight soon could become a crime in Salt Lake County, Utah. The County Council is considering a crackdown on dog owners who leave their Labs, Huskies and terriers tied up all day long, The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
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Dog Who Led Search Crews to Lost Boy Attends Funeral
James Delorey's dog hung its head outside the window of a hearse at the boy's funeral service Monday, a moment that symbolized the loyalty the faithful family pet displayed for the seven-year-old boy. James got lost after following Chance – a mixed breed – into the woods near his home outside Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, The Canadian Press reports.
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Inmates Help to Train Assistance Dogs
It takes a special kind of dog to learn how to help people with special needs, and it takes a special kind of person to train such a dog. That being said, you wouldn't believe who is actually helping to train the animals. Would be surprised if we told you several inmates at the Kershaw Correctional Institution in South Carolina are the trainers? WIS-10 reports.
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