The DogChannel Newswire (05-13-10)

Kidnapped Chihuahua returned to owner; rare bug threatens California dogs; and other news.

Posted: May 13, 2010, 2 a.m. EDT

Kidnapped Dog Returned to Owner
Deputies say two people were arrested after a dog named Baby was kidnapped in West Hollywood, Calif., and held for ransom. Los Angeles County sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said Tuesday the Chihuahua was taken on May 2 and returned early the next morning, The Associated Press reports.
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Rare Mosquito Species Threatens L.A. County Dogs
A surging population of rare Western Tree Hole Mosquitoes in the San Gabriel Valley of California threatens dogs. Unlike other mosquito species in the county, health officials say the Western Tree Hole frequently carries heartworm, The Associated Press reports.
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Research Suggests Dogs Express Emotions Similar to Humans
You come home after work and your dog greets you grinning ear to ear. That's a true expression of emotion, right? Your dog is really showing she is happy to see you? Most likely, according to new research that for the first time documents and catalogues changes in the facial expression of laboratory mice in response to a particular emotion or pain, ABC News reports.
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Meet the ‘Doglers,’ New York’s Dog-less Dog Lovers
It's no secret that New Yorkers are attached to their canine companions. There are around a million dog owners in the city, according to an estimate by the ASPCA. But that still leaves millions of dog-loving New Yorkers dog-less. That's where dogling — that is, ogling dogs — comes in, the New York Daily News reports.
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Galadriel   Lothlorien, ME

5/13/2010 10:41:51 PM

Who would kidnap someone's pet?

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Stephanie   North Canton, OH

5/13/2010 8:42:53 AM

Thanks for the updates!

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