The DogChannel Newswire (06-16-10)

Air Force holds memorial for bomb-sniffing dog; man finds $58 in dog poop; and other news.

Posted: June 16, 2010, 2 a.m. EDT

Air Force Holds Memorial for Bomb-Sniffing Dog
A bomb-sniffing dog who died of cancer has been remembered in a memorial service at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo. The dog, named Chaky, died last month at age 10. The 21st Security Forces Squadron at Peterson held a service for Chaky on June 8. His kennel and an upside-down dog bowl were on the stage, The Associated Press reports.
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Mother Falcon Attacks Dog, People in Buffalo, N.Y.
Her chicks have left the nest, but a peregrine falcon nesting on a Buffalo, N.Y., tower is proving to be an overprotective mother. Antoine Lanier said he saw the falcon recently chase a teenage boy across a street near where the nesting platform is perched on. Minutes later, Lanier said the falcon swooped in and attacked his dog, leaving the pooch with bloodied paws and ears, The Associated Press reports.
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Pet Waste Removal Worker Finds $58 in Dog Poop
A St. Louis man recently found $58 packed in dog poop. Steve Wilson works for DoodyCalls Pet Waste Removal. On a recent call, he noticed money sticking out from doggie doo. Wilson wasn't sure what to do, but eventually pulled out the bills, sanitized them, placed them in a plastic zip-locked bag and returned them to the customer. It turned out to be $58, The Associated Press reports.
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Changes to Unpopular Animal Laws Likely in Iowa
Relaxing mandatory impoundment and placing vicious dogs outside city limits are two changes that may be discussed when the Sioux City, Iowa, City Council revisits the city's vicious-animal ordinances at its June 28 regular meeting. City Attorney Andrew Mai said city staffers will recommend a variety of changes, including whether dogs must be impounded after they are accused of biting, the Sioux City Journal reports.
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