The DogChannel Newswire (02-04-10)

Chihuahuas found in deceased man’s home; council votes on pet shop ban; other news.

Posted: February 4, 2010, 2 a.m. EST

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NYC Man Charged With Beating Dog
Officials say a New York City man beat his girlfriend's dog so brutally with a belt that the animal lost its left eye and suffered six broken ribs. Manhattan prosecutors said Tuesday that Joseph Graves beat and kicked the 6-pound Yorkshire Terrier while he was pet sitting, The Associated Press reports.
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14 Starving Chihuahuas Found in Deceased Man’s Home
Fourteen starved Chihuahuas are receiving veterinary treatment after being found in a home where the owner had died. Three of the dogs are in critical condition. Police say the elderly homeowner had been dead for about 2½ weeks, MyFoxPhoenix.com reports.
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Killing of Shelter Animals in Houston Raises Uproar
Houston, Alaska, police shot and killed all eight remaining cats and dogs lodged at the city's Animal Protection and Safety shelter on Tuesday after homes could not be found for the animals. Some of the four dogs and four cats had been unclaimed at the facility since November, the Anchorage Daily News reports.
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Council Votes on Pet Shop Ban
The West Hollywood, Calif., City Council Monday night voted on the consent calendar to pass landmark legislation that would ban the sale of dogs and cats in pet shops. Only pet stores that sell rescued or abandon animals would be allowed to stay in business, NBC Los Angeles reports.
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Marla   Salina, KS

2/5/2010 11:30:00 AM

The idiots that beat animals should get harsher sentences and have the same punishment inflicted on them that they did to the animal.

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Stephanie   Webster, TX

2/5/2010 9:12:54 AM

I think there should be new laws that would provide more severe punishments for people who abuse animals.

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