The DogChannel Newswire (05-12-10)

Rescued dog lost by Delta; missing Michigan dog found 200 miles away; other news.

Posted: May 12, 2010, 2 a.m. EDT

Rescued Dog Lost by Delta
There are few travel nightmares worse than having the airlines lose your luggage, but for Josiah Allen something a lot more personal didn't make the trip home with him: his dog Paco. While returning home to Canada after a trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Allen was informed that Paco had escaped his carrier at the airport in Mexico City and was nowhere to be found, ABC News reports.
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Missing Dog From Michigan Found in Illinois
A dog who vanished from Michigan in January was found in Wheeling, Ill., this week – 200 miles away – and reunited with his owner. When Frankie, a 3-year-old Boston Terrier, disappeared from his Battlecreek, Mich., home, his heartbroken owner assumed he had been dognapped or killed by coyotes, FOX Chicago News reports.
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Chicago May Offer Low-Cost Distemper Shots
The city of Chicago would offer low-cost distemper shots for dogs and cats for the first time this summer, under a plan recommended for approval Tuesday by the City Council Health Committee. Canine and feline distemper are contagious, often fatal, diseases best prevented by immunization, but animal owners are having trouble with basic costs of keeping pets, the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Minnesota City Halts Free Dog Poop Bag Program
Officials in Edina, Minn., said free dog poop bags will no longer be placed in dispensers at city parks due to people taking more than their fair share. John Keprios, director of parks and recreation for the city, said the $12,000-per-year poop bag program was discontinued at the eight parks that formerly stocked the bags because the dispensers would be empty only hours after being filled, United Press International reports.
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