The DogChannel Newswire (03-11-10)

Owners hire planes to search for lost dogs; Iowa takes step against "puppy mills”; other news.

Posted: March 11, 2010, 2 a.m. EST

Oregon Owners Hire Planes to Hunt for Missing Dogs
Two Eugene, Ore., dog owners have hired spotter planes to search the open spaces of Washington's Lewis County for any sign of two missing Pharaoh Hounds, The Associated Press reports.
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Iowa Governor Signs ‘Puppy Mill’ Bill as First Dog Looks On
Iowa Gov. Chet Culver has signed a bill into law that immediately allows for state inspections of commercial dog kennels that draw public complaints. Breeders who are raising four or more dogs would have to pay a new licensing fee and register with the state, Radio Iowa reports.
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Plans to Silence Dogs at Dog Park Stirs Outcry
Chandler, Ariz., was poised to become the first city in the nation to discourage dog barking in a public dog park with high-frequency-sound devices that only canines can hear. Now, dog owners and trainers say they wonder if this is the best way to curb barking in public places, The Arizona Republic reports.
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California Woman Arrested, 60 Dogs Seized
A California woman has been arrested after animal control officers found 60 dogs in crates inside her small home east of San Diego. Alice Via ran what she called the San Diego Boxer Rescue, and kept mostly Boxers and Chihuahuas, The Associated Press reports.
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