The DogChannel Newswire (01-28-10)

Pet burials have a long history; dogs brighten up business for owners; and other news.

Posted: January 28, 2010, 2 a.m. EST

Man’s Best Friend in Life and Death
Lally says she has buried more than 30 owners alongside their animals and has over 100 plots reserved. But the service is not unique. The practice actually dates far back into British history when Anglo-Saxon warriors were interred with their horses. Long before that, Egyptians were known to mummify dogs, cats, birds and monkeys, ABC News reports.
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Ex-Fire Official Convicted of Brutal Attack on Neighbor’s Dog
A retired Los Angeles County assistant fire chief was found guilty of animal cruelty Tuesday after punching a neighbor's puppy, breaking its jaws and beating it with a rock, an attack that eventually led to the death of the 42-pound dog, the Los Angeles Time reports.
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Pets Brighten Up the Biz for Owners
Engaging in any sort of commerce is more enjoyable when a little canine welcome is part of the deal. Pet reporter Sharon L. Peters introduces four four-legged (in most cases) greeters who lend their owners' businesses a special ambience, USA Today reports.
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Man Indicted in Dog Dragging Death
A federal grand jury has indicted Steven Clay Romero of Grand Junction, Colo., and his sister, Melissa Marie Lockhart of Fruita, Colo., on charges related to the dragging death of "Buddy the Dog" and a subsequent cover up, reports.
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Bernie   Malden, MA

1/28/2010 8:45:00 PM

I couldn't even click on these to read the stories. Animal cruelty just enrages me.

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