The DogChannel Newswire (03-19-10)

Dingo may be world’s oldest dog breed; killer convicted using dog DNA; and other news.

Posted: March 19, 2010, 2 a.m. EDT

Oregon Humane Society Receives Rescued Dogs From California
The Southern Oregon Humane Society received a shipment of rescued dogs Wednesday morning from California. All 79 dogs came from the Fresno area, where an animal rescue group started collecting the pets about a month ago from different animal control offices and shelters, KDRV.com reports.
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Study Shows Dingo May Be World’s Oldest Dog Breed
Australia’s iconic dingo has been found to be one of the oldest dog breeds in the world. An international study examining the domestication of the dog from its wild wolf ancestry has found the dingo and its relative, the rare New Guinea Singing Dog, bear the closest genetic similarity to wolves of all the breeds tested, the Times Online (U.K.) reports.
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Killer Convicted Using Dog DNA in Legal First
A gang member who used his dog to drag down a 16-year-old rival before he stabbed him to death has become the first killer to be caught after officers used a new animal DNA database to place him at the scene, the Times Online (U.K.) reports.
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Animal Abuse as Clue to Additional Cruelty
Responding to growing evidence that people who abuse animals often go on to attack humans, states are increasing the penalties for animal cruelty and developing better methods for tracking convicted offenders. State lawmakers are paying especially close attention to animal hoarders, The New York Times reports.
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sue   sawyer, MI

3/21/2010 2:32:24 PM

WOW!! That story about the killer conviction using dog DNA was great!! The killer may never have been convicted without it. Poor doggie having to be involved because he was taught to do so.

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Galadriel   Lothlorien, ME

3/20/2010 11:40:43 PM

Thanks for the links.

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