The DogChannel Newswire (01-08-10)

Greyhounds homeless after racing track closes; fund set up for wounded dog; and other news.

Posted: January 8, 2010, 2 a.m. EST

Westminster Dog Show Signs Mario Lopez as Host
Mario Lopez has been tapped to host the 134th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The current “Extra” presenter will join veteran commentator David Frei as co-host of the show on Feb. 15 and 16, USA Today reports.
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Greyhounds Homeless After Dog Racing Track Closes
Dog lovers take note: Hundreds of Greyhounds need homes now. The demand for Greyhound adoptions has skyrocketed after the Dec. 31 closing of Dairyland Greyhound Park in Kenosha, Wis., the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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Do Americans Like Dogs or Cats Better?
Cats. Dogs. Those can be fighting words in some circles. Clearly, there are dog people and there are cat people. But it's not much of a contest: 74 percent of people like dogs a lot, and only 41 percent like cats a lot, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Fund Set Up in Honor of Wounded Dog
The Labrador Retriever who was seriously injured when shot with an arrow last week is recovering at a Louisville animal clinic but is not out of the woods. The Shamrock Foundation has created The Arrow Fund for donations that can be used for the dog’s treatment, the Louisville Courier-Journal reports.
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