The DogChannel Newswire (03-09-10)

Dog adoptions save cats’ lives; Swiss voters say pets don’t need lawyers; and other news.

Posted: March 9, 2010, 2 a.m. EST

Dog Pee Turned Into Artwork
It’s fairly safe to say that it’s not your typical art exhibit. A gallery in Lakewood, Ohio, is featuring artwork done by a disabled dog and his unique “Piddle Patterns.” The collection of art was created by Tucker, a rescued senior German Shepherd Dog, WTSP.com reports.
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Lifesaving Dog Up for Hero Award
Prozac the dog earned his name because he’s the type of dog who makes everybody happy. When he’s not busy with that, the 4-year-old Poodle mix saves lives. He’s proven so adept at keeping people out of trouble that he’s been named a finalist in the annual Dogs of Valor contest, New & Observer reports.
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Dog Adoptions Saving Cats’ Lives
Hundreds of cats owe their lives to dogs in Salt Lake County, Utah, where an innovative adoption program is giving those furballs a better chance than ever at finding homes. The county saved the lives of an unprecedented 1,600 cats last year. Those rescues were funded in part by a sliding adoption charge for dogs, The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
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Are Pets Entitled to Their Own Lawyers? Swiss Voters Say No
They cannot legally be left alone or denied a daily walk. But Swiss voters think that a country-wide system of taxpayer-funded lawyers for pets is a step too far. The referendum on whether to provide animals with their own pool of legal counsel was put to a vote over the weekend, the Toronto Star reports.
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Stephanie   North Canton, OH

3/9/2010 10:22:41 AM

Thanks for the updates!

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