The DogChannel Newswire (06-18-10)

Dog at center of fight over heiress’s will; dog swallows five cat figurines; and other news.

Posted: June 18, 2010, 2 a.m. EDT

Dog at Center of Fight Over Heiress’s Will
A Chihuahua named Conchita, who was the favorite of the late Miami heiress Gail Posner, is at the center of one of America’s nastiest estate battles. When Ms. Posner died in March at age 67, Conchita and two other dogs inherited the right to live in her seven-bedroom, $8.3 million Miami Beach mansion, their comfort ensured by a $3 million trust fund, The Wall Street Journal reports.
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Dog Swallows Five Cat Figurines
Owner Samantha Reed was worried when her West Highland White Terrier stopped eating and began vomiting. Tests failed to pinpoint the problem, so vets took X-rays and were shocked to see the face of a cat peering out. In fact, Snowy had chomped down a family of five plastic felines, which she is believed to have found in the garden. They were removed and she is now recovering, The Sun (U.K.) reports.
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Virginia Authorities ID Poison That Killed Dogs
Police said Thursday that the poisonous substance believed to have caused the death of two Centreville, Va., dogs in May has been identified as strychnine. Now investigators are trying to find out how a person got the poison, which was widely used in many rodent-control products before 1990, but hasn’t been registered in products recently, The Washington Post reports.
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Bird Dog Points Our Loose Gator in Ohio
Workers at an Ohio company said a hunting dog spotted a 4-foot alligator near the office and alerted them to its presence. Jeff Tate, who owns Buckeye Caseworks in Columbus, said employee Jeff Colucy was letting his Weimaraner, who is trained to spot birds, relieve himself near the building when the canine spotted the reptile, United Press International reports.
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Galadriel   Lothlorien, ME

6/19/2010 10:43:37 PM

Great links.

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lala   salinas, CA

6/19/2010 9:11:03 PM

some of these stories got me wowed

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Stephanie   Webster, TX

6/19/2010 9:50:18 AM

Conchita is one lucky dog.

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Kaitlyn   So. Portland, ME

6/18/2010 6:39:03 AM

I can't believe people are dumb/irresponsible enough to have alligators as pets!! Good thing the amazing Weimaraner saved the day!!

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