The DogChannel Newswire (02-05-10)

Rescued dog starts life with new owner; military rushes bomb dogs to Iraq; and other news.

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Rescued Dog Starts Life With New Owner
Baltic, the spunky dog who floated at least 75 miles on an ice floe down Poland's Vistula River and into the Baltic Sea, has a new owner: The seaman who rescued him. Wojciech Pelczarski of the Sea Fisheries Institute in Gdynia said the decision was made after the dog rejected six people who had claimed to be his original owner, The Associated Press reports.
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L.A. River Dog’s Rescuer Adjusts to Sudden Spotlight
Spikey, the dog whose dramatic rescue made headlines last month, was recently reunited with his owner. The dog's life has apparently returned to normal – but what of his much-lauded rescuer, paramedic Joe St. Georges? The Los Angeles Times reports.
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Military Rushes Delivery of Bomb Dogs to Iraq
The American military is rushing delivery of dozens of bomb-detection dogs to Iraq after accusations that widely used mechanical devices are ineffective to pinpoint explosives at checkpoints and other search sites, U.S. and Iraqi officials said, The Associated Press reports.
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Long-Awaited Dog Park Nears Completion
Dog lovers will soon be able to play with their furry companions at the Pompano Beach dog park. Residents have been petitioning the city since 2000 for a park in which canines can stretch their legs off-leash, and now it's nearly complete. The installation of fencing is the last large construction job to be finished before the grand opening in March, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
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karen   little rock, AR

2/7/2010 7:15:38 AM

nice to hear the update on spikey

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Stephanie   North Canton, OH

2/6/2010 4:01:52 PM

Thanks for the update!

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