The DogChannel Newswire (05-14-10)

Doomed dog taken from shelter; Postal Service bites back against dog bites; and other news.

Posted: May 14, 2010, 2 a.m. EDT

Post Office Bites Back Against Dog Bites
Dogs of the world: Please stop biting mail carriers. The U.S. Postal Service is launching its annual Dog Bite Prevention Week to try to reduce letter-carrier bitse, which numbered 2,863 last year. And it's not just mail carriers. Nationally, dogs chomp 4.7 million people every year, mostly youngsters, The Associated Press reports.
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Doomed Dog Taken From Animal Shelter
Alameda, Calif., police are looking for a pit bull taken from an animal shelter just hours before he was scheduled to be euthanized. Police say after the dog was ordered to be put to death because it was a dangerous animal, somebody broke into the Alameda Animal Shelter and took the 70-pound dog, The Associated Press reports.
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Unleash the Hounds After an Hour
A proposed ordinance in Alexandria, Va., would bar dog owners from tethering their pets outside for more than an hour. If it passes, the restriction would affect people who tie up their dogs outside restaurants — a common practice in the summer. Violators would face fines starting at $50, The Washington Post reports.
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Shelter or Pet Store? Most Americans Say No Question
Remember that old song, "How much is that doggie in the window?" For most Americans, it seems it's no sale. More than half of people in an Associated poll said they would get their next dog or cat from a shelter, nearly seven times the number who said they would buy their next pet from a store, The Associated Press reports.
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Galadriel   Lothlorien, ME

5/16/2010 11:47:31 PM

How are they fighting back against dog bites?

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lala   salinas, CA

5/14/2010 4:44:53 PM

very good articles

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