The DogChannel Newswire (03-18-10)

New finding puts dog origins in Middle East; dog pulled from N.Y. ice twice; and other news.

Posted: March 18, 2010, 2 a.m. EDT

New Finding Puts Dog Origins in Middle East
Borrowing methods developed to probe the genetics of human disease, researchers have concluded that dogs were probably first domesticated from wolves somewhere in the Middle East, in contrast to an earlier survey suggesting dogs originated in East Asia, The New York Times reports.
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Dog Plucked Twice From N.Y. Ice
If Koozie the dog were a cat she would be down to seven lives. The 8-year-old mixed-breed dog had to be rescued — not once, but twice — from the broken-up ice of Lake Erie off western New York, The Associated Press reports.
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E.R.-Visiting Dog Back at Home
A German Shepherd mix who wandered injured into a New Mexico emergency room is back home after its owner saw his dog's picture in the paper. Animal control officers said Scottie wandered into the emergency room Saturday night with blood on his nose and paw and a puncture hole in his rear leg, United Press International reports.
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Georgia Bans Gas Chambers to Euthanize Pets
The House approved a bill that would outlaw the use of gas chambers to euthanize pets at animal shelters in Georgia. Under the bill — approved 115-46 on Tuesday — animals must be put to sleep through lethal injection, The Associated Press reports.
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karen   little rock, AR

3/20/2010 8:42:40 AM

Thanks for the articles

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