The DogChannel Newswire (04-01-10)

Growls mean many things in dog speak; Nebraska tries to curb dogfighting; and other news.

Posted: April 1, 2010, 2 a.m. EDT

Attorney Fined $50,000 for Barring Service Dog
A Colorado Springs, Colo., attorney who did not allow a disabled woman into his law office with a service dog must pay $50,000 in fines and train his staff on the Americans With Disabilities Act as part of an agreement reached Tuesday with the U.S. Department of Justice, The Denver Post reports.
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Man Who Stabbed Police Dog Eludes Police
Everything L.C. Wesley Armstrong did on Tuesday indicated he had no intention of going quietly to jail. When a squad car stopped his vehicle in Minneapolis, Armstrong led them on a chase into the northern suburbs, finally abandoning the car and running into the woods, where he allegedly stabbed a police dog sent after him, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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‘Grrrr’ Means Many Things in Dog Speak
In dog speak, "grrrr" can mean different things. Dogs have special growls for different occasions, and other dogs can tell the difference, a new study finds. For example, when a dog growls while playing, it sounds different than the same dog's growl while reacting to a threatening stranger or guarding food, reports.
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Nebraska Lawmakers Try to Curb Animal Fighting
Possessing animal-fighting paraphernalia including dogfighting pits and even exercise treadmills in Nebraska could land people in jail for up to a year. Nebraska lawmakers on Wednesday gave first-round approval to the bill (LB252) from Sen. Abbie Cornett of Bellevue, The Associated Press reports.
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