The DogChannel Newswire (06-17-10)

Dogs plus pollutants may raise asthma risk; police dog nabs suspect on first day; and other news.

Posted: June 17, 2010, 2 a.m. EDT

N.Y. Police Dog Finds Suspect First Day on the Job
A new police dog has learned an old trick — tracking down a parole violator outside New York City on its first day on the job. Bloodhound Tank Tebow, handled by Officer Curtis Hahne, began his career with the officer Tuesday. Two hours later police were dispatched to an apartment complex on a tip the parole violator was there. Tank followed the man's scent into another apartment complex several blocks away, where they found the suspect, The Associated Press reports.
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Dogs Plus Pollutants May Raise Asthma Risk
Kids who grow up with a dog in the house may be at higher risk of developing asthma if they're also exposed to secondhand smoke or nitrogen dioxide, new research shows. Children exposed to the toxic gas and to dog allergens during their first year of life were nearly five times as likely to have asthma at age 7 compared to kids with neither exposure, while dog allergen plus secondhand smoke nearly tripled the risk, Reuters reports.
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Dogs Left Tied to a Tree Get Second Chance
Three shepherd mixes’ luck has certainly changed. They were left for dead, tied to a tree in the Santa Fe National Forest in New Mexico. Pennsylvania campers Heather Diehl and Jay Ball stumbled upon the dogs while out hiking with their own two dogs late last month, said Natalie Owings of Heart and Soul Animal Sanctuary, who helped find the dogs a safe haven in Colorado, The Associated Press reports.
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Lawmaker Introduces Bill to End New Jersey Dog Census
A New Jersey assemblywoman thinks it's time to do away with the state's dog census law. Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande has introduced a bill to repeal the 70-year-old law that requires towns to count pet dogs at least every two years. It was enacted at a time when rabies was a greater threat to household pets and was seen as a way to make sure owners had their pets vaccinated, The Associated Press reports.
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lala   salinas, CA

6/17/2010 7:23:56 PM

interesting news i am so happy for the sheperds to be safe but mad at people that left them to dieheartless

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