The DogChannel Newswire (06-30-10)

Dogs lend comfort amid devastation; three new dog breeds recognized by AKC; other news.

Posted: June 30, 2010, 2 a.m. EDT

Dogs Lend Comfort Amid Devastation
Behind the scenes at the nation's most horrific tragedies, a small group of two- and four-legged volunteers, members of HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response, work quietly to break trauma's grip on the survivors. They were on the scene after 9/11 and the shootings at Virginia Tech. And they've been at scores of horrors that may not have grabbed national headlines but that slammed a community to its knees, USA Today reports.
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Arizona Theater Owner Cited for Dog in Hot Car
The owner of a Phoenix theater chain told police he checked on his pet dog several times while he was left in a car parked in 100-degree heat. Dan Harkins, owner of Harkins Theatres, nevertheless was cited for animal cruelty by Scottsdale, Ariz., police. Harkins issued a statement saying he didn't condone leaving dogs in parked cars and was donating $1 million to animal charities, United Press International reports.
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Three New Dog Breeds Recognized by AKC
Three new dog breeds are being recognized by the American Kennel Club — allowing them to strut their stuff at AKC-sanctioned breed competitions in the U.S. The AKC announced has that the Icelandic Sheepdog, the Cane Corso and the Leonberger will be added to the list of 164 breeds already registered with the organization, reports.
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Blind Dog Who Caused Wreck Reunited With Owners
Police in Kansas City, Mo., reunited a blind Dachshund with his owners Tuesday afternoon, about 14 hours after he meandered into traffic causing a wreck. Police were able to track down the owners through the dog’s rabies vaccination tag. It took a while to reach the owners because they were out looking for the lost dog, the Kansas City Star reports.
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