The DogChannel Newswire (06-23-10)

Mosquitoes more than a pest for dogs; Texas adoption center exceeds expectations; other news.

Posted: June 23, 2010, 2 a.m. EDT

Mosquito Warning to Ohio Dog Owners
The annoying summertime tradition of battling blood-sucking mosquitoes is back. Not only can these pesky little bugs be dangerous to your family, but they can also be a big problem for your dog. Health officials all around Northeast Ohio say the mosquito population is up this year, and that means bad news for pets that can’t protect themselves, WEWS-TV reports.
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Man Steals Two Blue Dog Paintings
New Orleans police are looking for a man who took two framed Blue Dog paintings from the wall of artist George Rodrigue’s gallery, popped them into a shopping bag and walked out in daylight. The paintings were part of a three-piece series of blue dogs – a theme that helped spur the artist’s rise in the art world, The Associated Press reports.
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Pet Adoption Center Succeeds Beyond Hopes
A city-owned pet adoption center inside a PetSmart in Fort Worth, Texas – believed to be the first of its kind in the nation – is saving the city money, driving business and placing hundreds of homeless dogs and cats with new families. Since the Fort Worth Adoption Center opened April 25, not one adoptable pet has been euthanized by the city, the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports.
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Barks Lead Firefighters to Dog Stuck in Water Tank
Firefighters found a dog trapped in a water tank Sunday after people walking by an old water treatment plant in Charleston, Ill., reported hearing barks from inside. It isn't clear how the Labrador Retriever got into the empty concrete tank but it was obvious to firefighters he couldn't get out., the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Terry   Houston, TX

6/23/2010 2:07:32 AM

Thanks for the news stories! :)

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