The DogChannel Newswire (03-30-10)

Dog lost after crash found three days later; dog who nursed squirrels is OK; and other news.

Posted: March 30, 2010, 2 a.m. EDT

Dog Lost After Crash Found Three Days Later
A yellow Labrador Retriever has been found three days after the car he was in rolled over on Interstate 93 in New Hampshire. Trish Dale was driving home from a medical appointment with her two dogs Thursday when she fell asleep at the wheel. Her dog Buddy was found right away, but the other, named Tater Tot, disappeared, The Associated Press reports.
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Dog Who Nursed Squirrels Is Doing OK
After three baby squirrels lost their tree-home to a chain saw, they found a foster mom in a 4-year-old Toy Poodle named Pixie. Dog owner Gail Latta said she tried unsuccessfully to feed the squirrels canned milk. Then the North Carolina woman turned to Pixie, who had recently had her own pups, The Associated Press reports.
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Japan’s Unwanted Dogs Face Almost Certain Death
It's a dog's life for a stray mutt in any country, but in Japan a canine that ends up in the municipal pound is far more likely to be put down than to find a new home. While in some other countries the idea of "saving" a pet from a shelter is well-established, in Japan animal-welfare activists say strays often fall foul of an attitude that prizes puppies and pedigrees as status symbols, Reuters reports.
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Minn. Senate OKs Domestic Abuse Protections for Pets
A bill that would extend domestic abuse protections to pets has cleared the Minnesota Senate with wide support. The chamber voted 59-7 Monday for the proposal, which would let judges include pets in court protective orders and determine who would care for a pet in a domestic abuse case, The Associated Press reports.
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