The DogChannel Newswire (07-07-10)

Owner teaches Dachshund to scuba dive; Pomeranian survives attack by coyote; other news.

Posted: July 7, 2010, 2 a.m. EDT

Photographer Helps Potential Pets Get Adopted
Scrolling through shelter animals online can be a grim affair — out of focus, nervous and shadowed dogs, dimly lit cats that often look scared and awkward. But not at the Baltimore Humane Society. There, nearly every cat, dog, bunny and gerbil is captured in sunny light, looking happy, healthy and beckoning, thanks to the work of one volunteer who happens to be a professional photographer, The Baltimore Sun reports.
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Russian Teaches Dachshund to Scuba
Any Dachshund owner knows the feisty breed rarely backs off from a challenge, but one in Russia is taking that reputation to new heights — or depths. Owner Sergei Gorbunov, a professional scuba diver in Vladivostok had a diving suit complete with helmet made for his dog Boniface and is teaching him how to scuba dive, The Associated Press reports.
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North Carolina Puppy Mill Bill Fails to Advance
A bill aimed at combating puppy mills by regulating commercial dog breeders in North Carolina has failed for the second straight year, in part due to opposition from an industry that doesn't deal in dogs: the state's pork producers. Angie Whitener of the N.C. Pork Council says her group does not oppose puppies so much as the bill's main backers, the Humane Society of the United States, The Charlotte Observer reports.
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Tiny Dog Survives Attack by Coyote
A New Hampshire dog owner says her 5½-pound dog probably survived being dragged off in the night by a coyote because of its fur. Andrea Doyon says she watched in horror last week when a coyote came out of the woods near her home, grabbed her Pomeranian Teddy by the neck and then disappeared into the woods, The Associated Press reports.
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