The DogChannel Newswire (07-09-10)

Prison inmates rehab rescued dogs; pet poisonings plague Alabama town; and other news.

Posted: July 9, 2010, 2 a.m. EDT

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Prison Inmates Rehab Rescued Dogs
At the Monroe Correctional Complex in Monroe, Wash., inmates help train rescued dogs to see if the animals could serve people with disabilities. The program graduated its first class of dogs Wednesday. Eight inmates worked with four dogs to determine if the animals had the spark needed to perform specialized skills, like taking off a person's shoes and picking up a phone, the Seattle Post Intelligencer reports.
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Missouri Dogfighting Raid Leads to Rescue of 15 Dogs
The Humane Society of Missouri says it has rescued 15 dogs in southwest Missouri that may have been used in dogfighting. The Humane Society says it rescued seven adult pit bulls and eight puppies from a property owned by someone allegedly involved in dogfighting. Many of the dogs had wounds, and most were attached to heavy log chains and thick collars, the Kansas City Star reports.
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Pet Poisonings Plague Alabama Town
Residents of an Anniston, Ala., neighborhood say almost a half-dozen pets have died on their street in the past week, and they suspect the pet deaths are the result of an intentional act. It began about a week ago when two cats became ill and died on the porch of a duplex. Since then, several more pets have reportedly shown the same symptoms, the Anniston Star reports.
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Fee for Unfixed Pets May Increase in El Paso
El Paso, Texas, is considering tripling the cost of permits for dogs and cats that are not fixed. An ordinance introduced Tuesday also would require advertisements for pets to contain proof that breeders have litter licenses. The council did not discuss or vote on the ordinance, but officials say it's intended to reduce the number of dogs and pets that are destroyed, El Paso Times reports.
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Ashley   Cosby, TN

7/11/2010 11:50:36 AM

Thanks for the info!

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