The DogChannel Newswire: Hot Topics Edition

In case you missed them, here are the stories dog lovers were buzzing about last week.

Posted: August 2, 2010, 2 a.m. EDT

Girl’s Campaign Helps Dogs Get Oxygen Masks
Propelled two years ago by a news account of a dog that survived a fire because of a specially designed oxygen mask for pets, Monica Plumb of Powhatan, Va., conducted research, then raised funds so the five fire trucks in her county could carry similar equipment. More >>

Priest Apologizes for Giving Communion to Dog

Reverend Marguerite Rea of St Peter's Anglican Church, in Toronto, received complaints from Christians all over Canada after she fed communion bread to a German Shepherd Dog mix named Trapper. Area Bishop Patrick Yu said the priest had contravened church policy with her "strange and shocking" actions. More >>

Short-Faced Dogs More Likely to Die During Flight

The U.S. Department of Transportation is warning owners of brachycephalic dogs who are planning to fly with their pooches to consult their veterinarians about their pet’s health risk during flight. According to data compiled by DOT, "short-faced" dog breeds such as pugs and Bulldogs make up half of all dog deaths during flight. More >>

Kentucky Dog Mistaken for Coyote Released into Wild by Animal Shelter

An 11 year-old American Kennel Club Shiba Inu was mistaken for a coyote by the Frankfort Humane Society in Kentucky and released into the wild. A reward has been offered, but the dog is still missing. More >>


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